Remote Login with SSH
This document contains instructions for remotely logging in to the
i6.cims.nyu.edu web server using
ssh from the command shell on Windows, Mac, or UNIX/Linux.
You will need the following in order to proceed:
- UNIX/Linux command shell. The instructions here assume that users have a UNIX-like command shell program installed on their machines.
- Credentials. The credentials you will need in order to remotely log in to your
- username: the username that the NYU CIMS Helpdesk people have sent you via email
- password: the password that the NYU CIMS Helpdesk people have sent you via email
If you are sure you never received an email with your
i6 username and password, you most likely already have an account and simply need to reset your password.
You will need to understand the following paths in order to effectively publish web pages to this account:
Account home directory
Your personal home folder on the
- every user of a UNIX system has a unique account home directory
- only users who are logged-in to the UNIX server can see this directory
- the path to your directory will be the following, with the word,
usernamereplaced with your
Web root directory
public_html sub-folder within your account home directory
- all files placed into this folder will be visible to the public through the web
- only users who are logged-in to the UNIX server can see the name of this directory
The above is a shortcut to the following full path:
Web page URL
This is the URL at which the public will be able to view the contents of your web root directory from a web browser
- this URL is a public address
- point your web browser to this address and you will see your files in your web root folder
- insert your
i6username into the following URL:
How to log in
Run whichever UNIX-like command shell program you have chosen.
- At the command line, type in the following, with your
i6username plugged in:
Enter your i6 account password, when prompted. You will not see the password appear as you type it, but fear not: it is being entered. Hit the
Return key when done.
You are now logged in to your account home directory mentioned above. Start trying some UNIX commands!