The computing clusters are accessible through a private network using secure shell login (ssh) for all authorized users. We use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or gateway access to allow remote usage of the clusters. Once a secure connection is established users may login to the clusters from a local host using ssh. The term cluster-host refers to the name of the machin you wish to access. The ssh command is:
$ ssh yourusername@cluster-hostname
You will be prompted to issue your password for the cluster-host
$ request password enter your password
Now you are logged onto the cluster-host. Issue the command, pwd, which returns the name of the current working directory. You should be in /home/yourusername.
Use one of the following methods for ssh login from your local host machine:
A terminal window which is a Unix command-line interface
An open source graphical frontend application which allows drag-n-drop functionality; available for download