ssh is a program used to remotely connect to UCC machines and services. It can be used from wherever there is an internet connection, and there are clients available for pretty much every device under the sun.

Have a look at 2012's Learn2Linux slides if you're stuck, or simple instructions follow.


On windows systems, you'll want to use the PuTTY or KiTTY.

  1. Download PuTTY.

  2. Run it.
  3. Enter the name of the computer you want to connect to in the Host Name box. You'll probably want

  4. Click Open.

  5. You may get a message asking you to verify the host key the first time you're connecting. Don't panic.
  6. Type your UCC username and password. Nothing will show up when entering your password: this is normal.
  7. Congratulations! You've connected to a UCC server!

Linux / Mac

Almost all Mac or Linux machines come with an ssh client installed. Simply:

  1. Open a terminal/command prompt/console.
  2. Type ssh <username>@<server>, where username is your UCC username and server is the server you're trying to connect to, probably

  3. If you get a message asking you to verify the host key the first time you connect, type yes and hit enter. You have to type yes, y won't cut it!

  4. Enter your password and press enter.
  5. Congratulations! You've now logged in.