Before You Login
If you have not changed your IT Services password since August 2013 then you must do so before you will be able to login. All user password changes are manage via the My IT Account web page. Click on the Password Management (IDM) link in the Manage Your Password field to change your password. You may be given the option to 'synchronise' your password, please use this if you do not want to change your password. The password change (or synchronisation) may take a few minutes before it is visible to the servers.
Accessing research and teaching servers from off-campus
Access from a Windows desktop
Command-line access using PuTTY
PuTTY is available on all IT Services Managed Windows systems: it is pre-installed on Classroom PCs, on Office PCs you can install it from Run Advertised Programs / Software Center. It appears under "Internet Tools" on the start menu.
On unmanaged PCs you can download the installer from the PuTTY Website
When you run PuTTY for the first time, enter the following settings (teaching0 uses the same settings):
Connecting to Research0
ssh-rsa 2048 5c:43:e5:e6:57:e0:4d:9f:f8:b5:ca:52:2f:30:39:ef research0
Graphical login using x2go
x2go client is available on all IT Services Managed Windows systems : it is pre-installed on Classroom PCs, users on Office PCs can install it from Run Advertised Programs / Software Center. It appears under "Internet Tools" on the start menu - and there are pre-defined menu entries for research0 and teaching0
On unmanaged PCs you can download the installer from the x2go Website You will need to configure the settings as follows (teaching0 uses the same settings):
If you wish to change any settings:
Access from a Mac
Go to 'Finder | Applications | Utilities' and run the Terminal application. Then type the following:
For a graphical login, install and configure the x2go client software as described in the unmanaged Windows section above.
Teaching0 can be accessed in the same manner.
Access from a UNIX server or desktop
To login from a terminal window, type the following from your local device with your university username (abc123):
If you require X forwarding, type:
You will be prompted for your IT Services password.
Accessing teaching0 is done in the same manner.
Navigating the LMS and basic Linux command line to get you started
Once you have successfully logged into the LMS it may look very different to what you are use too, particularly if you are use to using windows.