The FileSender@RNP service is comprised by a system that enables, in a simple manner, sending large files between Ipê network users through a web interface.

The file exchange is done in a reliable way, allowing the receiver to have assurance on who sent them the file. This assurance on the sender’s credential authenticity is given by the federated access, made possible by the Federated Academic Community (CAFe). 

As the file is not sent directly, but put at their disposition for downloading, the receiver does not need to worry about questions regarding his inbox limitations when receiving the file.

Besides, the service allows to send a single file to different users and to send a voucher for users without access to the service to upload a specific file.

The access to the service is done through the address


  • Sending large files between network users; 
  • Sending large files to multiple receivers;
  • Flexibility for receiving the file, enabling the receiver to choose the time and place they want to download it, within the storage period defined for the service;
  • Sending large files without the risk to surpass the storage limit of the receiver’s inbox; 
  • Reliability in the sender's identification of files uploaded, due to the federated access to the service via CAFe.

International agreements

FileSender is a system developed and maintained by the Australian (AARNet), Irish (HEAnet), Dutch (SURFnet) and Norwegian (UNINETT) national research and education networks (NRENs). As well as other NRENs through the globe, RNP configured and customized the system in its own storage structure, directly benefitting their client institutions.

As seen on the FileSender deployments performed to other academic networks, FileSender@RNP is not intended to store user’s files on a permanent basis. And this happens because the aim of the service is to enable sending large files, and not storing them.

Therefore, the storage of files on the system is temporary and only happens for a few days. The exact length is defined by the user who uploads the file, within a maximum limit defined by RNP when configuring the service.

How it works

FileSender@RNP’s operation procedure is relatively simple. The users just need to authenticate themselves on the web interface using CAFe, upload the file and inform the e-mail address of the receiver (or receivers).

Then, the service will automatically send an e-mail for the receivers with a link that, once clicked, will start to download the file. The file will posteriorly be deleted from the service, in an automatic manner, on the availability limit date informed by the uploader.

For cases of users belonging to institutions not yet part of CAFe, it is possible to send them a voucher that will allow them to upload a file to be shared. Any user connected to the FileSender@RNP service may use this easiness in an autonomous way.

Check FileSender@RNP’s user guide for detailed instructions on how to use the service’s functions (only in Portuguese).

How to subscribe

Subscription to FileSender@RNP is automatic for every user of CAFe's member clients. Thus, if your institution is already on CAFe, you just need to access the service on the address and start using it. 

Client institutions

All of CAFe's member clients are automatically clients of FileSender@RNP.

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