SecureShell Access To Linux Terminal

 

This guide explains how you can connect to the School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics’s Linux machine, from an external ISP.

In order to connect to the School’s Linux machines, you will need to be on the SCEM network. See either this link (for Windows users) or this link (for non-Windows users) for instructions on how to join the SCEM network when not on campus, and enter your SCEM username and password when prompted.

Student Linux host: student.scem.westernsydney.edu.au
( postgrad & student group)

Staff Linux host: staff.scem.westernsydney.edu.au
(techies, staff, tutors, academic, general & ancillary )

Please note that the School does not support FTP for file uploads. To upload files from outside Western Sydney University, ie from an external ISP, please configure your SSH client as described below and then once connected to one of the School’s UNIX shell servers, click on the SFTP icon: 

Configuration

First of all you will need to have a recent copy of SecureShell, which is available from https://www.scem.westernsydney.edu.au/share/authenticate/SSHSecureShellClient-3.2.9.exe . There are a number of SSH clients which are available but we have written this documentation for the SSH SecureShell client. You may be able to use this non-commercial version for personal use but you must inspect the license details first. It will prompt you for SCEM username and password. Once you have installed this software, you will need to run it. This can be done by double clicking the icon it created on the desktop, or clicking START-> PROGRAMS->SSH COMMUNICATIONS->SSH CLIENT Please click OK and then:

  • Click FILE menu
  • Click PROFILES menu item
  • Click on ADD PROFILE menu item

You should now see a window that looks similar to the following:

Change Profile Name to the name for your School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics profile (e.g. SCEM or student.scem.westernsydney.edu.au), and click on the Add the Current Profile to Pro…” button

Now you should:

  • Click FILE menu
  • Click PROFILES menu item
  • Click on EDIT PROFILE menu item

You should now see a window that looks similar to the following:

Click on the profile you just created (e.g. School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics or student.scem.westernsydney.edu.au), and in the Hostname box, enter student.scem.westernsydney.edu.au. In the Username box, enter your SCEM username. In the Port Number box, enter 22, click on OK. Now exit the SSH program to make sure the settings are saved.

Using SSH

You should now run SSH again, and this time choose FILE->PROFILES->Name of your SCEM Profile

When you are prompted for your password you should enter your standard SCEM password. You will now be logged on to one of the School’s Linux shell servers.If you need assistance in using this new method, please contact the Campus Support Officer at your campus. Alternatively, you can email support@scem.westernsydney.edu.au.