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  Windows SSH Secure Shell Initial Connection and Transferring Files.

To use these instructions it is necessary to download and install SSH Secure Shell for Windows. If you haven't downloaded this application, do so now:

SSH Download

1. Once you have installed SSH Secure Shell for Windows, click on the SSH Secure Shell Client icon on your desktop. If you do not have an icon on your desktop, click on the Start button, go to the Programs menu and select SSH Scure Shell Client.

Image of SSH Shortcut

2. In the SSH Secure Shell Client window, click on Quick Connect.

Image of SSH Secure Shell default window.

3. In the Connect to Remote Host window, first enter the host (a.k.a. server) you want to connect to in the Host Name text field. Then enter your CU login name in the User Name text field.

Image of Remote Host connection dialog.

4. Click on Connect.

5. The first time you connect to a host a Host Identification window will appear. This key is used to help secure your connection to the server and should only appear once. It will ask Do you want to save the new host key to the local database? Click Yes.

Image of Host Identification dialog box.

6. Next you will be prompted to enter your account password (in most cases, your e-mail password). Do so and click OK.

Image of Enter Password Dialog box.

7. To save time in future sessions, create a profile. The Add Profile window will appear where you can enter a nickname for this connection. This profile will be listed in the profiles menu for future sessions. Enter your profile name and click Add the Current Connection to Pro...

Image of Add Profile dialog box.

8. Congratulations, you are connected securely! Your Telnet session can begin. If you are using Pine, it should look similar to the window below.

Image of SSH comand list.

Transferring Files

1. To transfer files using SSH Secure Shell, click on the Transfer icon that is shown in the window below.

Image of SSH transfer window.

2. Two panes will appear in the SSH Secure File Transfer Window. The left-hand pane is your local machine and the right-hand pane is the host you have connected to.

Image of SSH Secure File Transfer  window.

3. Transferring files is easy, just "drag and drop" files from the Windows Explorer right-hand pane of the SSH Secure File Transfer Window.

Image of drag and drop transfer.

4. In most cases transferring files in Auto mode will work. Auto mode allows the client to automatically detect if the file is binary or not. If your file appears different after the transfer you may need to manually select ASCII or 01010 icons for text or binary files.

Image of auto mode file transfer.

5. If you need to get to a directory that is not in your home path use Go to folder in the Operation menu. For example, /htdocs/ITS is shown below.

Image of go to folder dialog box.

6. You can also directly open files from the SSH Secure File Transfer window just by double clicking on the file's icon. In this example, padxl.txt was double clicked and it was automatically opened in Notepad.

Image of double click file transfer.

7. When you edit a file SSH will ask if you want to upload the changed file as shone below. Click Yes to upload the file.

Image of upload dialog box.

8. Congratulations! Your files have been transferred from your local machine to the host you connected to.

Get Help

To get help contact the IT Service Center by phone at 303-735-HELP (5-4357 from an on-campus phone), by e-mail at, or in person at the IT Service Center walk-in (located just east of the UMC).




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