Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac)


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Overview

Terminal is a free software application for Mac computers which can be used to make a SSH connection to your server.

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Login credentials

In order to connect to your server using SSH, you will need the following information:

Instructions

PLACEHOLDERS:
In this example, we will be using the placeholders "example.com" and "s00000.gridserver.com". Please be sure to change this to your actual Server Administrator username and access domain.

PRESS ENTER:
It standard to hit "Enter/Return" after each command, to execute it after you finish typing.

  1. Launch Terminal.
  2. Type:
    ssh example.com@s00000.gridserver.com
    or
    ssh example.com@example.com
  3. If this is your computer's first time Instructions, you may be asked to accept the connection. You can do this by typing:
    yes
  4. When prompted, type your password. You will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed (such as ******), when typing your password. This is a standard Terminal security feature.
  5. You should now be logged into your server using SSH.

Login credentials

In order to connect to your server using SSH, you will need the following information:

Instructions

PLACEHOLDERS:
In this example, we will be using the placeholders "user", "xx.xx.xxx.xx", and "example.com". Please be sure to change this to your actual SSH username, IP address, or domain.

PRESS ENTER:
It standard to hit "Enter/Return" after each command, to execute it after you finish typing.

  1. Launch Terminal.
  2. Type:
    ssh user@xx.xx.xxx.xx
    or
    ssh user@example.com
  3. If this is your computer's first time Instructions, you may be asked to accept the connection. You can do this by typing:
    yes
  4. When prompted, type your password. You will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed (such as ******), when typing your password. This is a standard Terminal security feature.
  5. You should now be logged into your server using SSH.

Login credentials

In order to connect to your server using SSH, you will need the following information:

Instructions

PLACEHOLDERS:
In this example, we will be using the placeholders "user", "xx.xx.xxx.xx", and "example.com". Please be sure to change this to your actual SSH username, IP address, or domain.

PRESS ENTER:
It standard to hit "Enter/Return" after each command, to execute it after you finish typing.

  1. Launch Terminal.
  2. Type:
    ssh user@xx.xx.xxx.xx
    or
    ssh user@example.com
  3. If this is your computer's first time Instructions, you may be asked to accept the connection. You can do this by typing:
    yes
  4. When prompted, type your password. You will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed (such as ******), when typing your password. This is a standard Terminal security feature.
  5. You should now be logged into your server using SSH.

Login credentials

In order to connect to your server using SSH, you will need the following information:

Instructions

PLACEHOLDERS:
In this example, we will be using the placeholders "user", "xx.xx.xxx.xx", and "example.com". Please be sure to change this to your actual SSH username, IP address, or domain.

PRESS ENTER:
It standard to hit "Enter/Return" after each command, to execute it after you finish typing.

  1. Launch Terminal.
  2. Type:
    ssh user@xx.xx.xxx.xx
    or
    ssh user@example.com
  3. If this is your computer's first time Instructions, you may be asked to accept the connection. You can do this by typing:
    yes
  4. When prompted, type your password. You will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed (such as ******), when typing your password. This is a standard Terminal security feature.
  5. You should now be logged into your server using SSH.

Login credentials

In order to connect to your server using SSH, you will need the following information:

Instructions

PLACEHOLDERS:
In this example, we will be using the placeholders "user", "xx.xx.xxx.xx", and "example.com". Please be sure to change this to your actual SSH username, IP address, or domain.

PRESS ENTER:
It standard to hit "Enter/Return" after each command, to execute it after you finish typing.

  1. Launch Terminal.
  2. Type:
    ssh user@xx.xx.xxx.xx
    or
    ssh user@example.com
  3. If this is your computer's first time Instructions, you may be asked to accept the connection. You can do this by typing:
    yes
  4. When prompted, type your password. You will NOT see your cursor moving, or any characters typed (such as ******), when typing your password. This is a standard Terminal security feature.
  5. You should now be logged into your server using SSH.

Customize Terminal (optional)

You have the option to customize the look of Terminal. To do so:

  1. In the upper-left toolbar, click on Terminal >> Preferences.
    custom-1.png
  2. A pop-up menu will appear. Click on Profiles. Select your desired theme and click Default.
    custom-2.png

Add Terminal to the dock (optional)

  1. Open your Macintosh HD and go to the Applications folder.
  2. Next, open the Utilities folder.
  3. Look for the application called Terminal.
  4. To add to your dock, you just simply drag it to an empty space in the Dock.

Now, any time you want to open a Terminal window, you can do so from the Dock.

SSH Keys (optional)

If you wish, you can setup an SSH Key, which will allow you to connect to SSH without needing to manually enter your password. If you'd like information on this process, feel free to check out the article below:

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