1. Getting Started

1.1. Introduction

This guide to the SSH client assumes that you are using a Windows machine, that you already have an activated Oxford Account, and that you have enabled your web space. Our instructions will guide you through the process of connecting to the GNU/Linux Service through which you can access your user web space securely.

1.2. Obtaining and InstallingSSH Client

The first thing to do is obtain the SSH Client software from the OUCS registration system. Click on the link below to sign-in to registration:


Once you have signed in you will be taken to the software downloads page. From the list choose SSH Client for Windows and press the submit button. From the next page click the SSH Client for Windows (v3.2.5) and the download will begin.

Next click on the downloaded file to begin installation.

  • The Welcome screen will appear:
    Opening Welcome screen

    Click on the Next button.

  • The Licence Agreement screen appears. Click on the Next button.
    Licence screen
  • Next the Choose Destination Location screen opens. Check that the path given is where you want to install the program. Alter accordingly if necessary, otherwise click on the Next button to continue.
    Choose where to install program screen
  • Next the Select Program Folder screen appears. Either accept the default provided or choose a different folder for the program to be listed in. Click on the Next button to continue.
    Program Folder screen
  • Choose which components you want to include in the installation. Then click on the Next button.
    Components screen
  • Finally the Check Setup Information screen shows which components you have chosen to install and where this will be put on your machine. If you want to adjust anything click on the Back button to make changes. If you are happy with your choices press the Next button.
    Check information screen
  • The program is now installed onto your machine.
    Installing program screen
  • Once installation is complete you will see the following screen.
    Program Folder screen

    Click on the Finish button to exit setup.

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