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Using ssh from iOS and iPadOS

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iOS is the operating system for Apple iPhones, and iPadOS is the version for iPads. The App Store offers a choice of ssh apps which you can use for logging in to Informatics machines. You should choose a highly rated ssh app such as Termius, WebSSH or Shelly.


Before you can use ssh, you must be using a VPN - either the University VPN or the School's OpenVPN. The VPN page can help with that.

How to connect

Your app will ask for connection details. Our page on External login servers lists the hostnames that you should use when logging in from outside the Informatics network.

For security we normally recommend that you use Kerberos with ssh - but you can't do this on iOS, so instead please keep your DICE password secure, and take care when entering it each time you login. Please do not store your password on your iPhone or iPad.

To learn more, see the pages on connecting from outside the University, and on securing a mobile device.

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