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SSH Client Software

Secure Shell or SSH is a way of establishing a secure connection between two computers. It uses public-key cryptography to authenticate the user with the remote computer and to establish a secure connection. Its usual function involves logging in to a remote machine and executing commands. There are many SSH clients available for all operating systems:

Linux / Solaris / AIX / HP-UX / Unix:

  • The ssh command is pre-installed. Log in using ssh myusername@hammer.rcac.purdue.edu from a terminal.

Microsoft Windows:

  • MobaXterm is a small, easy to use, full-featured SSH client. It includes X11 support for remote displays, SFTP capabilities, and limited SSH authentication forwarding for keys.

Mac OS X:

  • The ssh command is pre-installed. You may start a local terminal window from "Applications->Utilities". Log in by typing the command ssh myusername@hammer.rcac.purdue.edu.

When prompted for password, enter your BoilerKey 2FA (PIN,push or PIN,code) and not your career account password. Hammer's SSH does not accept career account passwords (only Boilerkey 2FA or SSH keys).

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