Use PuTTY to connect to Webserve

The Webserve and Webtest servers use PHP 7.1; PHP 5.6 has been retired and is no longer available. For more about PHP at IU, see PHP server-side scripting language.

The following explains how to log into your Webserve account using PuTTY Secure Shell (SSH) client. PuTTY is available from IUware.

  1. To open the PuTTY client, double-click its icon on your desktop (PuTTY icon).
  2. Under "Host Name (or IP address)", enter Click Open.
    PuTTY configuration screenshot
  3. To retain your settings, under "Saved Sessions", enter a session name and click Save.
    PuTTY configuration screenshot
  4. Enter the following:
    • Login as: Name of your web account
    • Password: Your Webserve account passphrase
      For most, the name of the web account appears after the tilde (~) in the URL for that account.
    PuTTY login screenshot

    You will be at the command prompt. You may now enter Unix commands to work with your account.

    For information about Unix commands, see Introduction to Unix commands.
    PuTTY command prompt screenshot

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Last modified on 2018-11-16 06:47:13.

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