Secure File Transfer

Secure File Transfer offers an easy and secure way to send large files and works as an extension to UNLV's email service. This service can be used when you want to:

  • Send large files (up to 2 GB total)
  • Send files securely (the recipient must authenticate to download)
  • Receive a confirmation when a recipient opens and downloads the content

All Staff, Students, and External Customers can use Secure File Transfer:

  • UNLV customers can send messages internally (to other and emails), and externally (to non-UNLV emails such as
  • External customers can send messages to emails

Additional features include:

  • File Requests: A File Request is a way to request files from someone. When you've submitted their details, they will get an email with a unique link that can be used to send the requested files to you
  • Download Log: The ability to view who downloaded what and when that was shared with them

Signing in to Secure File Transfer

Sign in to Secure File Transfer at

  • UNLV Customers with active ACE Account: Select ACE Login link.
  • External Customers: Select Register and follow the on-screen instructions to complete registration,

Sending a message

Once signed in, you will be automatically routed to send a message.

  1. Enter the email address to send the message to
  2. Enter a subject and a message. Below your message, choose the following options:
    • Send a copy to myself will send a copy of the message and link to SFT to yourself.
    • Private Message option will not send the message in the email. The recipient will need to click the link in the email to view the message. If this option is not checked, the recipient will see this message in their email.
  3. Add files to your message
  4. Select Send

You can track the status of your message by going to Secure Messages Sent from the top menu.

Generating file request link

UNLV Customers can generate a File Request link to send externally to initiate a Secure File Transfer.

  1. Sign in to Secure File Transfer, then select File Requests from the menu bar
  2. Select New File Request
  3. Enter a recipient, subject, and message
  4. Select Request File

Your recipient will receive an email with instructions to sign in and upload their files.

Need Additional Help?

For additional assistance, you can contact the IT Help Desk.


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