How to Login to Shell

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How do I log into Shell?



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 does not come with an SSH client that you can use to connect to with. You will first have to download and install one.

  1. Download an SSH client
  2. Connect to the host on the default port of 22
  3. Login using your Duck ID and password

Mac OS X

  1. Open the Terminal application (located in Applications > Utilities folder)
  2. In Terminal type: ssh (replacing DuckID with your username)
    • If you have never logged into shell before, you may be asked to confirm the fingerprint that identifies the server. Type yes to continue.
    • Verify the fingerprint matches the one found at Shell
  3. Enter your Duck ID password.

Here is a sample of the login process to Shell. The sections highlighted in yellow is text entered by the user attempting to connect.

Example of logging into SSH from macOS. The yellow highlights are where the user entered information.

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