How to Login to Shell

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Question

How do I log into Shell?

Solution

Prerequisites

Not sure what shell is? See Shell.

Before logging into Shell you need to make sure you have enabled shell access for your UO account. To learn how, see Enabling Shell Access.

Windows 10 version 1803 and newer

  1. Open the Command Prompt or PowerShell
  2. Type: ssh DuckID@shell.uoregon.edu (replacing DuckID with your Duck ID username) and press enter
  3. Verify the fingerprint matches the one found at Shell, then type yes and press enter to continue
    • You will only be asked to verify the fingerprint the first time you connect to Shell.
  4. Enter your Duck ID password and press enter
  5. You will now be presented with a shell running on shell.uoregon.edu

Example of logging into SSH from Windows using the ssh program.

Windows 10 version 1709 and older

  1. Obtain an SSH client
    • If you do not know of an SSH client, a comparison of a number of available ones can be found on Wikipedia
  2. Connect to the host shell.uoregon.edu on the default port of 22
    • Other SSH clients will have different steps to connect. Please consult their help and documentation pages for more information on how to connect.
  3. Login using your normal Duck ID username and password
  4. You will now be presented with a shell running on shell.uoregon.edu

macOS

  1. Open the Terminal application (located in Applications > Utilities folder)
  2. In Terminal type: ssh DuckID@shell.uoregon.edu (replacing DuckID with your Duck ID username) and press enter
  3. Verify the fingerprint matches the one found at Shell, then type yes and press enter to continue.
    1. You will only be asked to verify the fingerprint the first time you connect to Shell.
  4. Enter your Duck ID password.
  5. You will now be presented with a shell running on shell.uoregon.edu

Details

Article ID: 30853
Created
Thu 5/25/17 4:11 PM
Modified
Tue 3/17/20 8:04 AM

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