SSH - Secure Shell access

Lehigh's network includes a secure shell gateway server,, which can be accessed using Lehigh user credentials.  SSH is a command-line communications protocol allowing people to open a terminal window on a remote system.  This useful for system administration, research computing and for transferring finished HTML files to our campus web server using SCP or SFTP.  Some (mostly free) applications that support this are:

  • Windows GUI: MobaXterm

  • Windows GUI: BitVise
  • Windows GUI: SmarTTY

  • Windows CMD: putty
  • Windows CMD: ssh (this is builtin to Windows 10)
  • MacOS CMD:  ssh (this is builtin on Mac computers)
  • MacOS GUI:  Fetch 
  • MacOS GUI:  Cyberduck
  • Linux CMD:  ssh ( openssh-client and openssh-server packages on debian and similar packages on redhat/centos )
  • Multiplatform:  Filezilla

Connect to using your username and password.   If your account is enabled with Duo multi-factor login, you will be prompted after entering the username/password for the second factor when connecting from off-campus.  

Most Windows GUI applications currently do not support multi-factor authentications (Duo).

For immediate help, contact the LTS Help Desk (Hours)
EWFM Library | Call: 610-758-4357 (8-HELP) | Text: 610-616-5910 | Chat |
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