Getting Started on Group Servers

To log into a group server (e.g. lubbock.uccs.edu, wheeler.uccs.edu, etc.) you must use a Secure Shell, called "SSH". To log on for the first time, follow the instructions below:

Note: you must be on the UCCS network (or using a VPN) to access the server.

On Windows

  1. Download and install PuTTY from here: http://www.putty.org/. Run the executable.

  2. In the host name put the name of the server (e.g. lubbock.uccs.edu).
    Note: you must be on the UCCS network or using a UCCS VPN to access this server.

  3. When prompted, type in your username.
    Note: you can also put your username in the host name, e.g. brandon@lubbock.uccs.edu

  4. When prompted, type in your password. On Linux systems you will not see any characters appear when you type -- this is normal.

On Mac OS or Linux

  1. Open a terminal.

  2. Type

$> ssh servername.uccs.edu

or

$> ssh username@servername.uccs.edu

  1. When prompted, type in your password. On Linux systems you will not see any characters appear when you type -- this is normal.

Change your password -- Important!

  1. Once you have logged into the system for the first time you must change your password immediately. To do this simply type

$> passwd

  1. When prompted type in your current password followed by your new password twice.

  2. At this point, if you wish, you can set up public key authentication by following the instructions here.