Secure Shell (SSH)
The Windows SSH client provides:
- secure connections to remote hosts for terminal sessions
- secure file transfer
- command line tools
It is licensed for any Windows workstation for University of Waterloo related work.
Getting Secure Shell (SSH)
- The SSH client is available from our download page or from the Home & Security CD.
- IST imaged machines have the SSH client
installed. (All Programs > Internet
Tools > Remote Login >
Secure Shell Client)
Using Secure Shell (SSH)
Connect to a Server (Destination Host)
- Press the Quick Connect button.
- Enter the following:
- Host Name: yourserver
- User Name: youruserid
- Port Number: (leave
as the default) 22
- Authentication Method: <Profile Setting>.
- Click the Connect button.
- The first time you connect to a server it sends your computer its public key. Click Yes to save the key. (If you select No, you will be asked again the next time you connect. Cancel stops the connection attempt.)
- Enter your password to connect to the sever, click OK.
- At the Enter Authentication Response dialog box, click OK.
- You will then be in the command-line interface:
Disconnect from a Server (Host)
- To disconnect from the
server (host), select the Disconnect button.
Create a Profile
If you regularly connect to a specific server (host), you can create a profile for quick access.
- Connect to the server that you want to create a profile for.
- Select the Profiles button, choose Add profile.
- Enter a name for the connection, click Add to Profiles.
Connect Using a Profile
- Select the profile for the server (host) you want to connect to from
the Profile drop down menu.
- Enter your password, clickOK.
Transfer Files (SFTP)
- Connect to a server (host).
- Select the SFTP icon on the toolbar.
- Use drag and drop to transfer files in either direction.
An advanced feature that some may find useful. Windows: SSH Tunneling
Save your Password (SSH Key Pair)
Use SSH public/private key pair so that you don't have to type your password each time you connect. Windows SSH Public and Private Key Pair
Documentation originally created thanks to Kevin Scully
<kscully at ist.uwaterloo.ca>, revised by <jgreatre at ist.uwaterloo.ca>.