Accessing ClarkConnect with SSH

clarkConnectIf you need to remotely access your ClarkConnect server using a secure shell (SSH) this article shows you how.

SSH Server

SSH Server is included as part of the ClarkConnect installation.  To access it from various workstations you need to use the relevant SSH client.



Accessing ClarkConnect from a Linux workstation.  The SSH client is typically installed by default.

  1. Start a Terminal session.
  2. $ sudo ssh
  3. Accept the warnings and enter the root password for your ClarkConnect server.


Mac OS X

Mac OS X also has an SSH client installed by default.

  1. Go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal.
  2. $ sudo ssh
  3. Enter your local user password.
  4. Accept the warnings.
  5. Enter the root password for your ClarkConnect server.


Windows XP

Windows XP does not have an SSH client installed.  I recommend using PuTTY.

  1. Visit the PuTTY website and download the latest version of putty.exe.
  2. Open putty.exe.
  3. Click Run in the Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
  4. Host Name:  Enter the hostname or the IP address for your ClarkConnect server.
  5. Leave all other defaults.
  6. Click Open.
  7. Click Yes in the PuTTY Security Alert box.
  8. Login as: root
  9. root@clarkconnect's password:  YourPassword


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