Polaris: How Do I Connect to UMUC UNIX Server Using Macintosh or Linux?

Polaris: How Do I Connect to UMUC UNIX Server Using Macintosh or Linux?

Follow the steps below to connect to Polaris UNIX servers using the built in terminal client for Macintosh or Linux:

Step 1

Open a terminal:

  • On a Mac, click Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
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  • Using Linux, click Applications > Accessories > Terminal.
Step 2

After opening a terminal window as described above, connect using the following syntax:

$ ssh [username]@polaris.umuc.edu

Replace [username] with your account userid. For example, if assigned the jsmith9 userid, then you would type:

$ ssh jsmith9@polaris.umuc.edu

Step 3

Enter your Polaris account password when prompted.

Step 4

If prompted for Terminal Type? [vt100], press Enter to accept the default vt100 type.

Step 5

Upon logging into your account for the first time, you will be prompted to accept a security certificate. Please accept it by typing the word accept

You will not be able to access your account until the security policy is accepted.