When you are working away from campus, you can't normally connect to most UNIX or Linux computers located on campus.
The SSH service provides a gateway you can login to, and then connect onwards to the computer on campus you need to reach.
All students and staff can access this service if they need to log in to on campus computers while working off campus.
Duo two-factor authentication is required to log in.
As well as being a gateway to the campus, the SSH service also enables you to set up port forwarding to tunnel other protocols through it so you can use them to connect to your destination computer.
The SSH service provides an alternative to the VPN service.
This service is available to all members of the University. Upon successfully connecting to ssh.york.ac.uk, you will be prompted to enter the hostname of the machine you wish to reach.
You may need to download SSH software for your computer to allow you to connect.
There are many such applications available for both desktop, laptop and mobile devices:
When connecting to the SSH service (or others that require interactive authentication such as those that require Duo two-factor authentication) it is possible to create a single master session (where the authorisation takes place) and have subsequent sessions not require re-authentication.
Library and IT Help Desk
If you're having problems connecting using the SSH service, get in touch with the Library and IT Help Desk.
|Service status||Live and supported service.|
|Hours of service||24/7|
|Service support||For help and support with this service, contact the Library and IT Help Desk.|
|Hours of support||Help from the Library & IT Help Desk is available 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.|
General IT Services targets:
|Resilience||This service runs on our high-availability virtual machine platform. In the event of a major incident it will automatically failover between data centres, with only a brief outage. Filestores are replicated between data centres and should also fail over automatically.|
Our service standards have been produced in consultation with our customers, and monitor the quality, timeliness and access to facilities and services:
If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.
If you wish to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.
We expect you: