Last modified:September 12, 2019

command-line login

The secure shell (SSH) client provides a text-based interface to execute commands on the remote machine.

Warning

Jobs started via ssh run at low priority. For best performance, I recommend using remote desktop, or Grid Engine. For more information, see recommendations.

secure shell (ssh)

secure shell (ssh) is command-line program available for Mac and Linux.

  1. Enable 2-step authentication: https://www.neuro.berkeley.edu/resources/faq/access/mfa/

  2. Open a terminal window.

  3. At the commmand prompt, run the ‘ssh’ command (replace <username> with your login username):

    ssh <username>@nx2.neuro.berkeley.edu
  4. You will be prompted for your login password and a ‘verification code’ at login, e.g.:

    $ ssh joe@nx2.neuro.berkeley.edu
    Password:
    Verification code:

Windows terminal emulation

  1. Enable 2-step authentication: https://www.neuro.berkeley.edu/resources/faq/access/mfa/
  2. download secure shell client from UC Software Central, or from PuTTY.
  3. configure the server name ‘nx2.neuro.berkeley.edu’
  4. You will be prompted for your username, login password, and verification code.