IT Services

Using SSH Secure File Transfer client


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.

2. Using SSH Secure File Transfer Program

Once the installation of the program is complete you can open the program and begin to use it. To open the program either click on the program icon on your desktop or find the program in your file programs list ([Start] > [All Programs] > [SSH Secure Shell] > [Secure File Transfer Client ]) The interface is similar to other File Transfer Program (FTP) Clients.

Figure images/interface.png [Interface of SSH Secure File Transfer Client]

2.1. Accessing your web space

To access your users' web space (filestore) you first need to make a secure connection to your GNU/Linux home folder:

2.2. Creating shortcuts to your web space

Your web space can be reached by the cgi and public_html shortcuts found in your home folder. If you don't see them in the right-hand panel, you can create them as follows:

2.3. Transfering Files to your web space

Once you are connected to home folder it is easy to drag and drop files from your computer into your web space:

2.4. Make a Profile

For quick access to your home folder, you should make a Profile. Click on the Profiles button to open a Profiles dialogue box.

Figure images/profile.png []

Type in OUCS Linux Service and click the Add to Profiles button. Next time that you need to log into your home folder, click on the Profiles button and select the [OUCS Linux Service] profile. Enter your Oxford Account password in the Password dialogue box and click OK. You will then be logged into your account.