Configure SSH and SFTP Clients for the Public Linux Environment (Volweb)


After you have created a Linux account, you can log in to the Linux server using the below information with any SSH client (e.g., PuTTY, macOS Terminal) or SFTP client (e.g., WinSCP, Cyberduck, FileZilla, or Dreamweaver). The general instructions for any clients are: 

  • Host:
  • Port: 22
  • Username: Your NetID
  • Password: Your NetID Password

**If you are prompted to accept a new host key during any of the configurations, select Yes, OK, or Allow.


Enter the server information as shown below and click Open.

  • Host Name (or IP Address):
  • Port: 22
  • Connection type: SSH

A login prompt will appear. Enter your NetID and press Enter/Return.  Next, enter your NetID password and press Enter/Return.

Mac OS Terminal

In an open Terminal command shell, enter ssh and enter your NetID password when prompted.


Enter the Hostname and your NetID/password information as shown below. Click Save As to save this connection for future access.

  • File protocol: SFTP
  • Host Name:
  • Port number: 22
  • Username: Your NetID
  • Password: Your NetID Password


  1. Click Open Connection, select the SFTP dropdown.
  2. Enter the server name and your NetID and password information as shown below and click Continue.


Enter the information below, then click Quickconnect. You can also save a connection through the Site Manager button or menu.

  • Host:
  • Port: 22
  • Username: Your NetID
  • Password: Your NetID Password 


Fetch displays the New Connection dialog automatically when you start Fetch. You can show it at other times by choosing File > New Connection. 

Username: Your NetID
Connect using: SFTP
Password: Your NetID Password


  1. Go to the Site menu and select New Site.
  2. Go to Site on the menu bar.
  3. Click New Site...
  4. In the Site window, type the Site Name, then decide where you want the files to be kept locally.
  5. In the left column, click Servers and then click the + button at the bottom to add a new server.  Type in the account information as directed below:
    • Server Name:  Account Name
    • Connect using:  SFTP
    • SFTP Address:
    • Username:  Your UNIX username (possibly different from your NetID)
    • Password:  Your UNIX password (possibly different from your NetID)
    • Save:  Check this box
    • Root directory:  public_html
    • Web URL:
  6. The directory tree for your UNIX account's public_html folder should load automatically in the right side column every time you open Dreamweaver.  You may need to click the connect button in the upper left corner of the Files/Assets box.


Article ID: 113598
Tue 8/11/20 5:56 PM
Wed 8/12/20 8:17 AM
Public Linux Environment