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Connect with SSH Secure Shell

Step-by-Step

There are two ways to use SSH Secure Shell to connect a Windows computer to remote computers: using a bookmark you created for those computers you connect to often; creating a connection at the time you need it for those computers you only need to connect to one.

Using a Previously Created Bookmark

  1. After you have made a bookmark (see Create Bookmarks Using SSH Secure Shell/SFTP), click Profiles, then click the profile name.
  2. If you have not connected to the remote computer from your computer before, you will be prompted to save the host key. Click Yes.
  3. At the prompt, enter your password. If you enter it incorrectly, SSH Secure Shell will continue to prompt you until you enter it correctly.

    Note: If you are connecting to an SGI computer (delta, an 02, or an Indy), you will have to re-enter your password before getting a prompt. This problem is caused by a bug in AFS/ssh.

Creating a New Connection

  1. Instead of using a bookmark, press Enter.
  2. Enter the Host Name and User Name in the window that appears, then click Connect.
  3. If you have not connected to the remote computer from your computer before, you will be prompted to save the host key. Click Yes.
  4. At the prompt, enter your password. If you enter it incorrectly, SSH Secure Shell will continue to prompt you until you enter it correctly.

    Note: The connection information is not saved in a bookmark, but if you have to connect to multiple computers only once, this method can definitely be a time saver.

Details

Using a Previously Created Bookmark

  1. After you have made a bookmark (see Create Bookmarks Using SSH Secure Shell/SFTP), click Profiles, then click the profile name that you created:

  2. A window similar to the one below will appear:



    Or you may see a window similar to the one below:



    If you have not connected to the remote computer from your personal computer before, you do not have a host key saved for that remote host. A host key is part of the system that makes SSH
    secure (see SSH Secure Shell and SFTP Connections). To save the host key to your remote computer, click Yes.
  3. At the prompt, enter your password. If you enter it incorrectly, SSH Secure Shell will continue to prompt you until you enter it correctly.
  4. A window similar to the one below will appear:



    Note: If you are connecting to an SGI computer (delta, an 02, or an Indy), you will have to re-enter your password before getting a prompt. This problem is caused by a bug in AFS/ssh.

Creating a New Connection

  1. For step #1, instead of using a bookmark, press Enter. A window will pop up similar to the one below:

  2. Enter the Host Name and User Name (just as if you were creating a bookmark), then click Connect.
  3. Now follow the instructions above, starting with step #2.

    Note: The connection information is not saved in a bookmark, but if you have to connect to multiple computers only once, this method can definitely be a time saver.
Topic: 
Computer and Device Services
Subtopic: 
Desktops and Laptops
Last updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

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