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Configure SSH and SFTP Clients for Public Linux Web Server (Volweb)

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After you have created a Linux account, you can log in to the Linux server using the below information with any SSH client (e.g., PuTTY, Mac OS Terminal) or SFTP client (e.g., WinSCP, Cyberduck or FileZilla, Dreamweaver). Instructions for each are below.

  • Host:
  • Port: 22
  • Username: NetID
  • Password: Your NetID Password

**If you are prompted to accept a new host key during any of the configurations, select Yes, OK, or Allow.


Enter the server information as shown below and click Open.

A login prompt will appear. Enter your NetID and hit Enter/Return.  Next, enter your NetID password and hit Enter/Return.

Mac OS Terminal

In an open Terminal command shell, enter "ssh" and enter your NetID password when prompted.


Enter the Hostname and your NetID/password information as shown below. Click Save As so save this connection for future access.


Click Open Connection, select the SFTP dropdown.

Enter the server name and your NetID and password information as shown below and click Continue.


  1. Enter the Host, Username, Password, and Port information shown below. Click Quickconnect
    Username: NetID
    Password: NetID Password



Enter the hostname and username/password information as shown below, select SFTP for Connect using and click Connect.


  1. Go to the Site menu and select New Site.
  2. On the Site tab, enter your Site Name and select a Local Site Folder.
  3. On the Server tab, click the + and enter the information as shown below:
  4. Click Save.

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