Remote SSH Connections with WinSCP

WinSCP does not focus on terminal access, however it has basic support for it. WinSCP's integration with PuTTY allows for unrestricted terminal access.

Remote SSH Connections from on and off campus require a UD VPN connection.

  1. If you haven't already done so, download and install both WinSCP and PuTTY.
  2. Open WinSCP (either from the Start Menu or a desktop shortcut).
  3. On the log in screen that appears, enter the following information.
File protocol


Host name

Port number
User name
UDelNet ID (Do not include "" after your ID)
Your UDelNet password

log in screen


  1. Click Login
  2. If this warning dialog box appears and you are using your own computer, click Yes. If you are using someone else's computer or a computer in a public site, click No.

log in screen

  1. After login completes, press CTRL+P on the keyboard or click Open from the Command menu.
  2. In the window that appears, enter you UNIX password and press Enter.

log in screen

  1. You should see the UNIX prompt for ( You can now work with your UNIX account.

log in screen

For researchers: Information about generating public/private keys and configuring/saving remote host connections in PuTTY can be found here.
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