SSH from Windows

To log in to our Linux servers from a computer/laptop running an MS Windows operating system, you will first need to install an ssh client program.

Getting an ssh client program

ITS offers SecureCRT free of cost to students/faculty/staff members. It is available for download here.

Another option is to use PuTTY. This is a free and widely used ssh client for Windows. It is probably the simplest to use Windows ssh client.

Other popular programs are KiTTY and cmder.

Connecting to CS servers

After installing an ssh client, you can connect to any CS Linux server by using its fully qualified domain name (fqdn). This address is the server hostname followed by If you want to log into the server portal then you want to use the address

You can find a list of generally available CS Linux servers on this page.

Any ssh connections to “portal” currently do not require a VPN connection to connect from off Grounds. However, ssh connections to other servers require a VPN connection. See: Linux Server Access

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