Usage of PuTTY

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PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client, developed originally by Simon Tatham for the Windows platform.

ZarovkaMala.png Note: Windows 10 (version 1809 and higher) comes up with built-in SSH client equivalent to PuTTY - see Native SSH in Windows. Therefore with Windows 10+, you don't have to install PuTTY anymore.

Getting PuTTY

Visit PuTTy's homepage or go directly to the download page. PuTTy is an installation-free software, just open the downloaded file.

Configuring PuTTY

Step 1: Open the Session tab

Step 2: Fill in target frontend address (list of frontends is avalaible on the this page)


Step 3: Open the Connection/Data tab

Step 4: Fill in your MetaCentrum username.


Step 5: Open the Connection/SSH tab

Step 6: Select 2 only as the preferred SSH protocol version


Step 7: Open the Connection/SSH/Auth/GSSAPI

Step 8: Check in both options


Step 9: Open the Session tab

Step 10: Fill in the name of the current configuration

Step 11: Click Save


Finally, click Open, a terminal should appear.

Video tutorial

You can also see this PuTTY configuration video tutorial.