McMaster University

Faculty of Health Sciences
Web Design

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How to create a Contribute website connection?

  • Import the connection key
    automatically (preferred method)
  • Manually import
    the connection key
  • Manually enter
    the connection information

Import the connection key automatically (preferred method)

Your web administrator will send you an e-mail sent that contains a Contribute connection key (.stc) to connect to your website. You will then be able to edit website content using Contribute. To import this connection key:

  1. Ensure that Adobe Contribute is installed on your computer.
  2. Double-click the connection key that was attached with the e-mail.
  3. Complete the dialog box that appears in Contribute
    1. Enter your name, email address and the password sent to you in the email with the connection key.
    2. Click OK.

Contribute will connect to your website so you can begin editing.

Manually import the connection key (1st Alternate Instructions)

  1. Download the connection key file to your hard drive.
  2. From the Contribute menu, PC users select Edit > My Connections. Mac users select Contribute > My Connections.
  3. In the My Connection dialog box, click the Import button.
  4. Browse to the connection key file on your hard drive and click Open.
  5. Enter your name, email address and connection key password.
  6. Click Ok.

You should now have a connection and be able to edit the website.

Manually enter the connection information (2nd Alternate Instructions)

Your web administrator will send you an email with access information. Follow these instructions and enter the access information when prompted:

  1. Start Contribute
  2. From the Contribute home screen, click Create New Website Connection.

    Or PC users from the Contribute menu, select Edit > My Connections and click Import in the My Connections dialog box.

    Or Mac users from the Contribute menu, select Contribute > My Connections and click Import in the My Connections dialog box.
  3. In the drop down under "How do you connect to your web server?", select Secure FTP.
  4. Your web administrator will send you the following information to enter in the text boxes that apprear in the dialog box:

    SFTP server name
    Username
    Password
  5. Click Next.
  6. Enter your name and email address.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select the Publisher role.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Click Done.

You should now have a connection and be able to edit the website.