How to SSH  to with a Mac

This tutorial will help you login to our Unix server with SSH from an Apple

  • First, you need to click on the icon of the hard drive on your desktop

  • Then click on the applications folder then open the Utilities folder and open
    a terminal window

  • Next go to the menu at the top of the screen and select shell and click on
    New Remote Connection



The Connect to server box will open and look something like the picture below.
Next highlight “Secure Shell (ssh)” in the left pane under the Service title.

Then with the Secure Shell (ssh) highlighted in the left pane, you need to click on the “+” sign under the right pane where it says “Server”.
The following pop up box will be displayed. Enter “” without the quotes and click ok.

Next you need to highlight by clicking once on the “” in the right pane.
You will notice the bottom of the screen will change.  You need to enter your unix account username in the box where it says “User:” Then click connect.

A terminal window will pop up and ask you if you want to continue. You will need to type “yes.” 


The terminal window will display our authorization policy and look like the
picture below. The last step is to enter you unix password and press enter.  If this is your first time logging in this semester, you will be prompted to enter a new password. This is a security feature. Enter the new password and then verify it.

You will be brought  to a prompt on the Unix server.


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