Open SSH Instructions

How to Connect Using Open SSH

How to Connect Using SSH

  1. If you haven't already, download Open SSH for The University of Southern Mississippi.
  2. Save the file "USM_OpenSSH_Setup_v1.5.exe" to your desktop.
  3. Once saved to your desktop, double-click the file to run the installer.
  4. Once the setup has completed, you will now have icons on your desktop and in the Start menu under "OpenSSH." The icons will read SSH - www.usm.edu, SSH - ocean.otr.usm.edu and SSH - Any Server.
  5. Double-click the icon for the server you want to connect to. You will be prompted for a username and the password for the account.
  6. You're now connected using SSH (Secure Shell).

How to use WS_FTP with SSH

  • Connect to the server you want to transfer files to using step 6 above. You have to be connected to the server via SSH before you can transfer FTP files to the server.
  • Once connected, open WS_FTP.
  • Connect to 127.0.0.1 (localhost) using the username and password for the server you just connected to via SSH.

WS_FTP

  • In your FTP client's connect options, be sure to enable Passive Mode, or your connection will fail.

FTP client connect options

  • Connect and transfer your files to and from the server as normal.

How to use Dreamweaver with SSH

  • Connect to the server you want to transfer files to using step 6 above. You have to be connected to the server via SSH before you can transfer FTP files to the server.
  • In the Site menu, select "Define Sites."

Define Sites

  • Select "Edit" to edit an existing site definition or "New" for a new site definition.

Edit or New

  • In the "Remote Info" category, type 127.0.0.1 as the FTP Host. Be sure to check "Use Passive FTP" and click "OK."

Remote Info

  • You should now be able to "Get" and "Put" files securely.