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SBCC Web File System - Xythos:
Connecting with Dreamweaver




                           Scott Nelson
                   Web Design Santa Barbara
                     www.WebDesignSB.com
                 Updated September 17, 2012
SBCC Web File System - Xythos
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents ....................................................................................................... 2
Purpose .................................................................................................................... 2
General Procedure ...................................................................................................... 2
Login to Pipeline to Access Xythos ................................................................................ 2
Creating a Folder and Setting Permissions ..................................................................... 3
Dreamweaver ............................................................................................................ 5
  Defining the Site Dreamweaver ................................................................................. 5
  Exporting Your Site Definition to a File ....................................................................... 7
  Uploading Your Site ................................................................................................. 7
Resetting Permissions on the Xythos Folder ................................................................... 8
Viewing Your Site ....................................................................................................... 9
Forgot Your Pipeline Credentials? ................................................................................. 9
Creative Commons ................................................................................................... 10



Purpose
This purpose of this document is to provide you with a Cheat Sheet for creating a web folder
and then subsequently connecting to it using Dreamweaver CS3 and CS4.

Though this documentation is specific to MAT153, it can be generalized for use with web
folder setup for any class.

You must have your SBCC Pipeline Username and Password before you start this procedure.


General Procedure
Dreamweaver does not seem to be able to properly authenticate to the Xythos server.
Because of this issue, the general procedure will be as follows.

1) Login to Pipeline to access Xythos.
2) Create a folder and set the permissions such that all Internet users (Public) have access
   to write to the folder.
3) Upload your Dreamweaver site files.
4) Reset the permission so that all Internet users (Public) have viewing access only to the
   folder.


Login to Pipeline to Access Xythos
1) Launch a web browser, and open the Santa Barbara City College home page
   (http://www.sbcc.edu/).

2) Click on the Pipeline logo link (                         ).

3) Enter your SBCC Pipeline Username and Password, and then click on the Submit button.




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4) Click on the file sharing tab link.



5) Click on the Connect to My Files link.




6) You will be immediately connected with the Xythos web interface opened in a new
   browser window.




Creating a Folder and Setting Permissions
1) In the File Management Toolbar, click on the New Folder button.




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2) On the Name the New Folder page, in the Folder Name field, enter website (you
   can actually enter any name utilizing standard web nomenclature: use only letters (A-Z,
   A-z), numbers (0-9), underscores (_) and dashes (-)). Click on the Next button.




3) On the Choose Users page, click on the Next button.

4) On the Verify Permissions page, set the Public permissions to Contributor (Read,
   Write, Delete). Be very careful not to leave the folder in this state for very long, as all
   Internet users can write to this folder when the permissions are set as such.




   Click on the Finish button.

5) You will be returned to the main Xythos interface at the root. We now need to get the
   folder information in order to tell Dreamweaver where to connect to our web folder.
   Right-click (Mac/OS: Ctrl-Click) on the new website folder and click on Copy Link
   Location from the pop-up menu.

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6) Launch Dreamweaver CS3 or CS4, but leave this Xythos window open, as you will
   need to reset the permission on the folder after you have successfully uploaded your
   site.


Dreamweaver
Once the web folder has been created and shared, you may connect to it from
Dreamweaver. You do not have to be on campus to connect. You will be able to connect to
this folder from anywhere on the Internet.

Defining the
Site
Dreamweaver
1) Launch
   Dreamweaver
   CS3, assuming
   you have not yet
   defined a site,
   click on Site,
   New Site…, and
   then click on the
   Advanced tab.

2)    Complete the
     Local Info
     Category page.
     a) The Site
        Name is for
        you only. It
        does not show
        up anywhere
        on the
        Internet web
        site. Be
        descriptive.
     b) The Local
        Root Folder
        is the single

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        most important piece of information. If this is not entered, or incorrect,
        Dreamweaver will not be able to properly manager your web site. In fact, an
        incorrectly specified Site Root Folder can break your web pages. The Site Root
        Folder is where your index.htm lives.
   c)   The Images folder is generally directly inside of your Site Root Folder.
   d)   Links should always be Relative to Document.
   e)   Click in the HTTP address field and paste the Link Location into the HTTP address
        field. Enter a forward-slash (/) at the end of the URL to properly define the website
        folder as a folder.
   f)   I like to use Case-sensitive Link Checking. This will make sure your site works on
        both Windows and UNIX servers.
   g)   Always Enable Cache. This will speed up edits, especially to larger sites (>100
        pages).

3) Select the Remote Info Category.
   a) Set Access: WebDAV
   b) Click in the URL field and paste the Link Location into the URL field. Enter a forward-
      slash (/) at the end of the URL to properly define the website folder as a folder.
   c) You may leave the Login and Password fields blank.




4) Once you have entered this information, click on the Test button. You should receive an
   alert that says you successfully connected to the web server. Click on the OK button to

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   clear the alert.




5) Click on the OK button on the bottom of the Dreamweaver Site Definition window. There
   are more categories to setup, but that is not part of this document.

6) On the Manage Sites Window, click on the Done button. You are now ready to upload
   your web site.

Exporting Your Site Definition to a File
This is a good time to export your Dreamweaver Site File. This file contains all of the
information you need to connect to Xythos. It contains your username and password,
to be careful with this file. It is the key to your web site. Always delete this file from your
lab workstation.

1) Select Site, Manage Sites…

2) Click on the site name (in this case Scott's Place on the
   Web!), and then click on the Export… button.

3) You may receive an alert, asking you if you would like to save
   private information with the file. I suggest you do.
   a) Select Back up my settings (includes login,
       password, and local paths
   b) Click on the OK button.




Name the Site Definition (.STE) file and direct it in the root of your Website folder. Because
this file has sensitive information, it is important that you do not leave it on the SoMA
workstation you use in class.

Uploading Your Site
1) In Dreamweaver, find the Files panel, and click on the top folder in the file list.




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2) Click on the blue up-arrow Put button, and then confirm that you want to upload the
   entire site. You will be asked to confirm you want to upload the entire site.


Resetting Permissions on the Xythos Folder
Once you have uploaded your entire site from Dreamweaver you must reset the
permissions on the website folder. Use this part of the procedure to toggle the folder
permissions from Viewer to Contributor and back again as needed to update the site.

1) Switch back to your web browser, viewing the Xythos page.

2) Right-click (Mac/OS: Ctrl-Click) on the new website folder, mouse-over Manage, and
   then click on Permissions from the cascading pop-up menu.




3) On the Basic Permissions page, set the Public permissions to Viewer (Read-Only).




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   Click on the Apply button.

4) You will be asked to confirm your permission changes. Click on the OK button.




5) Click on the Exit button to return to the main Xythos page.


Viewing Your Site
Xythos will serve your site if there is an index.htm document the website folder. The URL
to view the web site is the same URL that you copied in step 5) of the Creating a Folder
and Setting Permissions section of this document.


Forgot Your Pipeline Credentials?
It is a requisite for this procedure to know your SBCC Pipeline Username and Password. If
you forget, or do not know, your Username and Password, follow this set of instructions to
get them.

1) Open the SBCC home page in your browser (http://www.sbcc.edu/).




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2) Click on the Pipeline link.

3) On the main Pipeline page, find the Start Here! section. Click on the Find My
   Username link and then follow the instructions.


Creative Commons

This document was created by Scott Nelson for the purpose of assisting students of the
Santa Barbara City College, Multimedia Arts and Technologies, Web Design I, (MAT153)
class.

This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share
Alike 3.0 Unported License. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work and to
adapt this work. You must attribute the work to Scott Nelson, Scott@WebDesignSB.com
(but not in any way that suggests that I endorse you or your use of the work). You may not
use this work for commercial purposes. This license verbiage is attributable to Creative
Commons (http://www.CreativeCommons.org/).

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