New Internal Shared Files or Folder

  1. Connect to and choose the “Cirrus Log in” button.

  2. Enter your CHOP User Name and password.Make sure the domain is set to CHOP-EDU.If not, select the “Change to different domain” link and set it to CHOP-EDU.

  3. Click the “Sign in” button.

  4. Choose the Catalog Tab

  1. Then File Share Offerings

  1. And Request New File Share

  1. Choose the File Share Details Tab


  1. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter the New File Share details. 

Note:  Keep file share names as short and as intuitive as you can.  This make it easier for you and others to find and map drives when needed.

Primary and secondary email addresses are used to identify who has the authority to grant access to other individuals once the file share is in place.

Note: To grant access to other users see these FAQ’s.

Currently Cost Center information is used for resource tracking.  There is no direct chargeback at this time.

The default size is 500GB and can be increased as needed with a simple request.  If you need more space than this immediately answer the, “Do you need larger fileshare size question” with Yes and a dropdown will appear allowing you to select up to 8TB.

  1. When complete click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Review the details to confirm all options are correct.

If everything is correct click the “Submit” button. 

If you need to change something select the “Back” button.

The “Save” button will save your request for later submission.

Process After Submission

Once the request is submitted if follows this process.

  1. An email is generated to the PI or Business Manager responsible for the Cost Center.
  2. The mail recipient has the option to Approve or Reject the request.
    1. To reject the request the Approver simply Clicks the Reject link in the email and hits the Send button in the response email.   Rejected requests generate an email to the request simply stating that the request was denied by the Approver
    2. To Approve the request the Approver simply Clicks the Approve link in the email and hits the Send button in the response email.   Approved request continue processing
      1. Two Active Directory groups are created
        1. A Read Write Group - FileShareName_RW
        2. A Read Only Group – FileShareName_RO
      2. The File Share is created and the groups granted access
      3. An email is sent to the requestor notifying them that the request is complete.