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:
Open a terminal:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter your Polaris account password when prompted.
If prompted for Terminal Type? [vt100], press Enter to accept the default vt100 type.
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.