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Mac OS X has a built-in SSH client called Terminal which can be used to connect to remote servers. By default, Terminal.app is located in Applications > Utilities folder. Double-click on the icon to start the client.

Using Terminal for SSH

At the prompt type:

ssh NetID@hostname

​where NetID is your UIC NetID and hostname is the hostname of the server you are trying to connect to. For example, if user example1 wants to connect to tigger.uic.edu, she would type:

SSH (Secure Shell) and SFTP are two network protocols used for secure exchange of data between a local and remote computer. To use either SSH or SFTP to connect to a remote server, download SecureFX and SecureCRT from the WebStore (free to members of the UIC community).  

If you haven't already, first activate your people.uic.edu site. Use the following settings to connect to your account with an SSH client: 

If you haven't already, activate your site. Use the following settings to connect to people.uic.edu using SFTP. Below you will find instructions for Windows and Mac SFTP clients.

Activate your site, if you haven't already done so. No additional software is needed to map your people.uic.edu account as a network share, but if you are connecting from an off-campus location you will need to connect to the UIC Virtual Private Network (VPN) first. 

Windows

To map your account start by right-clicking on your Desktop. Select New then Shortcut. In the dialog, type in \\people.uic.edu\NetID (use your own UIC NetID) in the location field. Click Next.

Webhost site administrators and webmaster liaisons can add and remove users to their sites using the hosted website management tool.

Visit https://www.uic.edu/apps/iam/hostedwebsite to add or remove a user from your webhost.uic.edu site. You must be a site administrator or a webmaster liaison for the campus unit that the site is associated with to do this.

Use the following settings to connect to webhost.uic.edu using SFTP. Below you will find instructions for Windows and Mac SFTP clients.

A favicon is a small icon that displays at the top of a web browser to identify a page as part of a particular website or group of websites.You can add the UIC favicon to your Google site so that it identifies your site as part of UIC.

How do I restore files on people.uic.edu?

 

Your home directory on people.uic.edu is backed up once a day. We keep five (5) most recent backups in read-only snapshot directories located in /mnt/snapshot. The backup process takes place in the very early morning, so the oldest backup of your account will usually be from four days ago.

 

To retrieve a file or directory from the snapshot, connect to your account using SFTP. If you are comfortable with the command line, SSH is also an option.

Use the following settings to connect to your webhost.uic.edu account with an SSH client: 

No additional software is needed to map your webhost.uic.edu account as a network share, but if you are connecting from an off-campus location you will need to connect to the UIC Virtual Private Network (VPN) first. 

Windows

Right-click on your Desktop. Select New then Shortcut. In the dialog, type in \\webhost.uic.edu\site-name where site-name is the name of your site (for example: demo) in the location field. Click Next.

This tutorial assumes that you already have Shibboleth installed and working on your server and that you are using Drupal 7.

Install and configure Shibboleth authentication module

Download and install the Shibboleth authentication Drupal module, as you would typically install a contributed Drupal module.

Once it is installed, visit Configuration > Shibboleth settings.

For convenient and secure access to ACCC managed servers, we support using SSH key pairs to access these services. An SSH public/private key pair acts like a lock and key both customized for your access. When you register an SSH public key it will be uploaded to all ACCC managed servers on which you have an account on within an hour. You will then be able to use your private key to access the server. The same public/private key pair is used for all systems, though you can upload multiple public keys if you like.

Your webhost.uic.edu site is backed up once a day. We keep five (5) most recent backups in read-only snapshot directories located in /mnt/snapshot. The backup process takes place in the very early morning, so the oldest backup of your site will usually be from four days ago.

To retrieve a file or directory from the snapshot, connect to your account using SFTP. If you are comfortable with the command line, SSH is also an option.

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