ONID - Access Home Folder with SSH (Putty, Terminal)


  • How do I connect to the ONID server via secure shell (SSH)?


  • Oregon State University
  • ONID
  • Windows, Mac, Linux
  • SSH


SSH (Secure Shell) is a secure method to access Linux and Unix servers remotely. It is often used to access data, edit web documents, compile programs, etc. SSH is recommended over telnet because communications via SSH are encrypted.


Command Line SSH

To use SSH to the ONID shell server from command line (terminal) on a Mac or Linux device, type:

ssh -l username shell.onid.oregonstate.edu

For more information, read the manual page for ssh by typing man ssh.

To use SSH on Windows, you will need to install a client. See "SSH Clients" below.

If you are enrolled in Duo two-step login, see also: ONID Shell Server - Login with Duo

SSH Clients

A list of SSH clients and documentation can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_SSH_clients

For Windows, Putty is a free and easy-to-use client.


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 67407
Mon 11/19/18 11:26 AM
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