SSH Clients - Putty

Accessing the mi-linux server

You must use a Secure Shell (SSH) to access and in the University labs, putty can be used to provide this access. A putty client is freely available on the web if you need a copy for home use and will run as a standalone executable, even on a memory stick.

If you do not have a copy of putty.exe:

Once the putty.exe file is downloaded:

Logging into the Server 

After starting putty the following window will appear:

Putty login window
  • Ensure that the SSH button is clicked under Protocol
  • Type in the Host Name
  • Click on Open to start.

  • When prompted with “login as”, login with your normal username/password

  • Username & Passwords:
    • This is the username/password you use to logon to your PC
    • Remember to press return after entering the username and password
    • Note, the password (or any asterisks) will not be echoed on the screen
The first time you use this, you will probably get the following Security Alert:

Putty Security Alert

Click on Yes to proceed

Last updated: Thursday, 26-Sep-2013 16:21:54 BST