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Using ssh from iOS

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The App Store for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches offers a choice of ssh apps with which to login to Informatics machines. Popular ones include vSSH, ServerAuditor and Prompt.

Once your app is installed it will request connection details. The External login servers page lists the hostnames you should use when logging in from outside the Informatics network.

For security we normally recommend the use of GSSAPI (Kerberos) authentication with ssh, but this does not seem to be available on iOS. Instead please keep your DICE password secure and take care when entering it each time you login - we do not advise storing your password on your iOS device.

For background reading see Connecting from outside the University and How to secure a mobile device.

Last reviewed: 
25/01/2016

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