How Do I Use Terminal on Mac for SSH Access to BGLinux?


How do I use Terminal on Mac for SSH Access to BGLinux?


Starting the Terminal

The Terminal application resides is in the Utilities folder.  To open up the Utilities folder in the finder menu select Go and then select Utilities or use the following shortcut [Shift+Cmd+U].

Connecting to BGLinux

  1. In the Terminal menu select Shell and then select New Remote Connection.
  2. This will open a Connect to Server dialog box. Select a service from the left side of the window.
    • BGLinux supports the following protocols SSH (version2), SFTP and SCP.
  3. Select SSH from the Service list and then select server from the servers list.
    • If is not in the list click on the "+" button below the servers list and add the server to the list. 
  4. Type in your MyBGSU username in the User field.
  5. Select SSH Protocol 2 from the protocols version drop-down list. 
  6. Select Connect and a new terminal window will appear asking for your MyBGSU password.
  7. The first time that you connect, you may receive a prompt that references the RSA key fingerprint.  Type yes, and then press Enter to continue.

Save your connection as a shortcut

Once you have successfully established a connection you can save the connection as a shortcut so that you will not need to re-enter the connection information. 

  1. While connected to the server in the Terminal menu, click File, then select Save.
  2. In the Save dialog box enter a name for the shortcut.
  3. Select where you want to save the shortcut to (e.g., to your Desktop).


BGSU ITS provides basic instructions on how to connect to BGLinux, if you have specific questions regarding using BGLinux, please contact your course professor. 

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.

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