MyCN - Access CN Files Remotely

Caution: As of March 2021, only shares on CN-Share and CN-Home can be accessed on MyCN. Access to SIG shares is not available at this time.


  • How do I access my CN files from remote?
  • What is MyCN?
  • How do I use MyCN?


  • Oregon State University
  • Community Network (CN)
  • MyCN


MyCN is a web-based tool for accessing files on your CN-Home and CN-Share network paths (also commonly referred to as the "P" and "S" drives). VPN is not required to access MyCN from off-campus. The information in this article applies to CN customers only.

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Windows or Mac

  1. Open a web browser, we recommend Google Chrome, and navigate to in the URL bar of a web browser.
  2. Log in with your account
    • Note for Student Employees: login as
      MyCN "Sign in" screen with example username "".
  3. Click on the + signs in the navigation window on the left to browse to your file locations.
  4. For help using MyCN, click on the "User Manual" link near the top of the page.

Working with Files and Folders in MyCN

  • Files can be dragged and dropped into folders, just like a standard file explorer
  • Folders/files can be shared by link or email by the 'Share' button in the toolbar, or right-clicking and selecting 'Share'; see MyCN - Share a File or Folder with a Link for steps
  • For any folder/file you have access to, you can download it by clicking the 'Download' button in the toolbar, or right-clicking the file and selecting 'Download'
  • Using the 'Upload' button, you can upload your own files to any shared file space you have access to

Mobile Devices

There are mobile apps available for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices. The app is called "HTTP Commander".


Authentication Issues:

If a user is having authentication issues, the first steps is to try are a private session or a different browser.

If that does not resolve and the client is a windows workstation, the issue could be NTLM compatibility:

Check to verify compatibility level is set to 3 (Level 0 and 1 have been known to prevent login to MyCN):

Registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LmCompatibilityLevel  

For reference, this from MS has details (The topic is RDP, though the NTLM issue is the same):

This may be set in GPO, so if the client is managed it may require a GPO change under:

"Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings – Network security:LAN Manager authentication level" 

For assistance, contact the Service Desk.



Article ID: 54736
Thu 5/31/18 9:52 AM
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