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Comment: added info about linux. Updated info about mfa. Added links to wikipedia about ssh, scp and sftp (for people who might not be familiar with what they mean.)

Lehigh's network includes a secure shell gateway server,, which can be accessed using Lehigh user credentials.  SSH is a command-line communications protocol allowing people to open a terminal window on a remote system.  This useful for both system administration, research computing and for transferring finished HTML files to web servers.  Lehigh recommends two software programs to assist Windows users with this, since that OS offers no built-in utility for it



our campus web server using SCP or SFTP.  Some (mostly free) applications that support this are:

  • Windows GUI: MobaXterm

  • Windows GUI: BitVise
  • Windows GUI: SmarTTY

  • Windows CMD: putty
  • Windows CMD: ssh (this is builtin to Windows 10)
  • MacOS CMD:  ssh (this is builtin on Mac computers)
  • MacOS GUI:  Fetch 
  • MacOS GUI:  Cyberduck
  • Linux CMD:  ssh ( openssh-client and openssh-server packages on debian and similar packages on redhat/centos )
  • Multiplatform:  Filezilla

Connect to using your username and password.   If your account is enabled with Duo multi-factor login, you will be prompted after entering the username/password for the second factor when connecting from off-campus.  


Most Windows GUI applications currently do not support multi-factor authentications (Duo).