Use WinSCP to connect to IU Sitehosting

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Use WinSCP to connect to IU Sitehosting

To log in to your Sitehost account using the WinSCP client (an sFTP client for Windows, available from IUware):

  1. Connect to the IU Groups VPN using your personal IU username and passphrase, and select your device from the "Connect to the VPN" section. If prompted to select a role, choose the IU-Linux-Hosting-Users option.
  2. Open the WinSCP client.
  3. In the Host Name (or IP address) field, enter the hostname for the server you want to connect:
    • Production Sitehost: ssh.sitehost.iu.edu
    • Test Sitehost: ssh.sitehost-test.iu.edu
  4. Enter your group account credentials:
    • Username: The name your web account
    • Password: Your group account passphrase
  5. To retain your settings, click Save and enter a site name.
  6. Click Login.
    Note:
    The first time you connect to IU Sitehosting, you will be asked to verify the server. Click Yes.

Use SSH keys to connect to IU Sitehosting via WinSCP

To log in to your Sitehost account using SSH keys via the WinSCP client (available from IUware):

  1. If needed, first refer to Generate and use SSH keys with IU Sitehosting.
  2. Connect to the IU Groups VPN using your personal IU username and passphrase, and select your device from the "Connect to the VPN" section. If prompted to select a role, choose the IU-Linux-Hosting-Users option.
  3. Open the WinSCP client.
  4. In the Host Name (or IP address) field, enter the hostname for the server you want to connect:
    • Production Sitehost: ssh.sitehost.iu.edu
    • Test Sitehost: ssh.sitehost-test.iu.edu
  5. Enter your username.
  6. Click Advanced….
  7. Under SSH, click Authentication.
  8. Below "Private key file", select the at the end of the empty field to browse to the location where you have your private key saved.
  9. Click OK.
  10. To retain your settings, click Save and enter a site name.
  11. Click Login.
    Note:
    The first time you connect to IU Sitehosting, you will be asked to verify the server. Click Yes.

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Last modified on 2019-09-11 11:32:55.

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