SSH allows a secure connection to remote servers and provides you with a command line interface at that server. These are the instructions on how to establish an SSH connection with the giant server:

Note: giant cannot be accessed outside the university network. To connect to giant from any other network, you must first connect to the VPN. Instructions for connecting to UTD VPN can be found in the Network section of the How To page.

Public SSH: Pubssh is a public-facing SSH/SFTP server. Although the UTD VPN is not needed to access pubssh you will need to use NetIDplus two factor authentication in order to login. The hostname is pubssh.utdallas.edu.

Choose an option below to get started.


Windows

Step 1

  • Launch an SSH client. (e.g. PuTTY)
  • Type giant.utdallas.edu into the Host Name field.
  • Click the SSH radio button.
  • Click Open.
  • Click Yes.

Step 2

  • Enter your NetID and Password when prompted.

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Mac OSX

Step 1

  • Search for “Terminal” in Spotlight.
  • Run the Terminal application.

Step 2

Step 3

  • Type your password. (Will be in silent keystrokes, no text will appear in Terminal.)
  • Hit Enter.

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