Requesting Access

Logging in

Mac

  1. Open the Terminal application by going to /Applications/Utilities and finding Terminal. Terminal.app

    1. You can get to the Utilities folder by going to the Go menu in the Finder and choosing Utilities

  2. At the command prompt (that usually ends with $) type in this command, replacing username with your hydra username (all lower case) from you welcome email:

    $ ssh username@hydra-login01.si.edu

    (warning) The first time you login you will see this message, type yes to continue:

    The authenticity of host 'hydra-login01.si.edu' can't be established.
    RSA key fingerprint is d8:8d:....
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes

    You will get a password prompt where you should enter the password you selected when using self-serve password reset page (check here how to change or reset your password).

    (warning) Note: no text, stars or bullets will appear when you type in your password.

    Warning: Permanently added 'hydra-login01.si.edu' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
    Password: 
    [username@hydra-login01 ~]$ 

    You are now logged into Hydra!

Windows

  1. The preferred program to use on Windows to log into Hydra is the free program PuTTY. The program to download is putty.exe.
    1. The downloaded putty.exe can be run without running a Windows installer program. 

  2. Start PuTTY and in the Configuration screen that opens enter hydra-login01.si.edu or hydra-login02.si.edu in the Host Name text box, then press Open




    (warning) The first time you connect you will get a warning about the Server's host key, choose the "Yes" option

  3. A terminal window will open.

    At the login as: prompt, enter your hydra username (all lower case) from your welcome email and at the Password: prompt the password you selected when using self-serve password reset page (check here how to change or reset your password).

    (warning) Note: no text, stars or bullets will appear when you type in your password.

    login as: username
    Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
    Password:
    [username@hydra-login-01 ~]$

    You are now logged into Hydra! 

Linux

(lightbulb) Linux (and Mac) users can enable password-less login into Hydra using the Public key authentication.

 


Last updated  MK/SGK.