How to Log into a Linux Server Using SSH

Installing Putty

Putty can be download and installed from:

How to Log into a Linux Server Using Putty

  1. On your local workstation press the Windows key and type Putty.
  2. In the Host Name field type the IP address of the server, Choose SSH for the protocol and press Open.

    Putty Session Configuration
  3. If you receive a Putty Security Alert click Yes.
  4. At the login as: prompt, type your username (Linux administrator is 'root') and press Enter.
  5. When prompted for the password, type it.

    SSH Session
  6. Press Enter once again, and if your password is correct, you will be connected.

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