Nova: How do I connect to University of Maryland University College UNIX servers using Macintosh or Linux?

Follow the steps below to connect to Nova UNIX servers using the built-in terminal client on your Macintosh or Linux computer.

  1. Open a terminal:
    • On a Mac, click Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities Terminal.
    • Using Linux, click Applications Accessories Terminal.
  1. After opening a terminal window as described above, connect using the following syntax: $ ssh [username]@Nova.umuc.edu
  2. Replace [username] with your account userid. For example, if assigned the cm325c01 userid, you would type: $ ssh cm325c01@nova.umuc.edu
  1. Enter your Nova account password.
  1. If prompted for Terminal Type? [vt100], press Enter to accept the default vt100 type.
  1. You will not be able to access your account until the security policy is accepted.accept. Please accept it by typing the word n logging into your account for the first time, you will be prompted to accept a security certificate. Upo