Terminal for Mac

To make a secure connection (SSH) for Mac the following has replaced the previous utility. This 'telnet' utility is called "Terminal" and it is native or built into the newer Mac operating system Mac OS 10 and above. To use "Terminal" follow the steps below:

Make Secure Telnet Connections with Terminal

Connect Via SSH:

  • Open the Terminal application: in the [Applications > Utilities folder]
  • Click the Terminal icon
  • From the Shell menu, select New Remote Connection...
  • Click Secure Shell (ssh) in the Service column.
  • In the blank field at the bottom of the Connect to server window, enter the hostname or IP address of the server you wish to connect to (e.g., gold.clarion.edu)
  • Enter your user id in the User: field, and click Connect.
  • You will then be prompted for your password to login to 'Gold'.

To Save Your SSH Settings:

  • Start the Terminal application
  • Open the Connect to server window, as described in steps 1-3 above.
  • Click + under the Server column.
  • Enter the hostname or IP address of the server you wish to connect to (e.g., gold.clarion.edu).
  • Click OK
  • Enter user ID in the User: field
  • Click Connect and your information will be saved.
Last Updated 3/4/20