Go to http://www.ohio.edu/people/; that will open in a new window, in order for you to keep these instructions available as you proceed.
Look for a link to your OhioID. Several large groups have been pre-created, for various reasons, so yours could already be in place, even if you haven't gone through these steps before.
If you do not find your public home directory, you will not be able to make your SFTP connection to upload your file until after you complete steps 3 through 9 on this page.
If you do find your public home directory, you should be able to make your SFTP connection now and upload your files without having to do any of the remaining steps on this page. If you cannot make your SFTP connection — or, having made it, cannot upload files — then do run through the following steps: there has been a bug that can be worked around by a second try.
Close the window that opened in step 1, and then click on this link for the self-service application to do the work; that will also open in a new window, in order for you to keep these instructions available as you proceed.
Provide your OhioID and password.
The software will check to see if you are in any of the groups of people who are eligible to publish their personal pages on the people2 server.
If your OhioID is not found in any of the groups, you will be informed of that fact.
This may happen because you are not in fact eligible, or it may happen because the available group membership lists are incomplete.
If you do want us to provision your public and secure home folders, please send an e-mail to email@example.com explaining your situation and requesting that you be authorized to use the people2 server for your personal pages.
If your OhioID is found on any one or more of the group membership lists, you will be asked for final confirmation to proceed.
Click on "Continue"; the software will create the two folders, apply the appropriate security settings, and send you an e-mail with basic instructions and a link to these pages (for the more detailed instructions).
If the self-service provisioning software reports (on the screen, or by e-mail, or both) that there have been any failures in the provisioning process, please wait at least five minutes and then go back to step 3 to try again (this usually works around the most common bug in the process). If it fails a second time, then you have encountered some other problem, so please do send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your situation and requesting that OIT staff manually complete the provisioning.
Close the window that opened in step 3, and then return to steps 1 and 2 to confirm that your public folder is in place.