Accessing the Parkland Linux Server

These are some of the typical ways students can access Parkland's Linux server which is called Remy. Your instructor should provide further guidance and recommendations on access options. 


1. PuTTY – A command line interface used for SSH connections to the Linux server. CSC labs should already have PuTTY installed. For personal devices, you may download and install the software from https://www.putty.org/

2. WinSCP – A graphical interface used for file transfer. CSC labs should already have WinSCP installed. For personal devices, you may download and install the software from https://winscp.net/eng/download.php.

3. Mac Terminal – This is the built-in Mac command line interface.

4. Secure Shell (SSH) - This is a Chrome browser extension that can be installed on personal devices via https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/secure-shell/iodihamcpbpeioajjeobimgagajmlibd?hl=en. Please reference your course content for access and usage instructions, if applicable. 

5. FileZilla - Another excellent option for file transfers. FileZilla can be downloaded and installed on personal devices via https://filezilla-project.org/. Please reference your course content for access and usage instructions, if applicable. 


NOTE: PuTTY, WinSCP, and FileZilla can also be accessed via Apporto which is a virtual desktop environment that provides student access to software on a virtual PC interface without having to download the software to a computer.


If this is your first time to login to the Parkland Linux server, you must reset your password before setting up any connections. Note: Username and password information is sent to students at the beginning of the semester via an email from "root".  The initial password is NOT your ParklandOne password.  If you are unable to locate the email containing your credentials, please call the Tech Service Desk at 217/353-3333. 

Instructions for resetting your initial password and accessing Remy in PuTTY

Instructions for resetting your initial password and accessing Remy in WinSCP

Instructions for resetting your initial password and accessing Remy in Mac Terminal


Changing your password after the initial password change: If you want to change your password (assuming you already changed the initial password to something of your choosing), simply execute the following command while signed in to Linux: Type in passwd and hit enter on your keyboard. It will prompt you to enter your old password.  Hit enter again, type in the new password, hit enter again, and confirm your new password.


Forgot your password? Please call the Tech Service Desk at 217/353-3333 or inquire with your instructor. Please be aware that the Tech Service Desk can assist with Linux password resets, however, questions regarding course content and access problems (not having to do with a password issue) should be addressed with your instructor.


PuTTY

1. In the Parkland Linux lab, PuTTY can be found within the start menu. From a personal Windows device, the .exe file should be located in your “downloads” folder.

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The following PuTTY Configuration window will pop up.

2. Under Host Name, type remy.parkland.edu.   
3. Set the Port to 22.
4. Make sure the Connection Type is set to SSH.

Putty application window.

5. Click Open and a terminal will pop up requesting your login.

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6. Enter your ParklandOne username and click Enter. When it prompts for the password, enter the temporary password which was sent to you via email from root. Click Enter. If you are registered for a Computer Science class and have not received an email with the login credentials, please contact the Tech Service Desk at 217/353-3333. Note:

Usernames and passwords are case sensitive. When you type the password in the terminal window, Linux will not display any characters in the command line.

Putty login window with username

Putty Login window with password prompt.

7. The system will then ask you to re-enter your temporary password. At the "(current) UNIX password prompt", enter your default password once again and click Enter.

Puttt login window with password reset

8. At the "New password" prompt, enter a password of your choosing and click Enter. The password rules are the same rules used for ParklandOne and can be found at ParklandOne - Password Requirements .
9. It will then prompt you to retype your new password. Enter your password once again and click Enter.

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10. After resetting your password, the system will kick you out.
11. Once you have completed the password reset, you can re-open PuTTY and log on with your new password by following the above steps 1 through 5.

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WinSCP

1. In the Parkland Linux lab, WinSCP can be found within the start menu. From a personal Windows device, the .exe file should be located in your “downloads” folder.

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The first time you open WinSCP, the following Login window will pop up.

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2. Under Host Name, type remy.parkland.edu and make sure that the file protocol is set to SFTP and the port number is set to 22.
3. Expand the Login button and click Open in PuTTY.

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4. A terminal will open requesting your login.   
5. Enter your ParklandOne username and click Enter. When it prompts for the password, enter the temporary password that was sent to you via email from root and click Enter. If you are registered for a Computer Science class and have not received an email with the login credentials, please contact the Tech Service Desk at 217/353-3333.

Note: and passwords are case sensitive. When you type the password in the terminal window, Linux will not display any characters in the command line.

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putty login window with password prompt

6. The system will then ask you to re-enter your temporary password. At the "(current) UNIX password prompt", enter your default password once again and click Enter.

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7. At the "New password" prompt, enter a password of your choosing and click Enter. The password rules are the same rules used for ParklandOne and can be found at ParklandOne - Password Requirements .
8. It will then prompt you to retype your new password. Enter your password once again and click Enter.

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9. After resetting your password, the system will kick you out.

10.  Reopen WinSCP. Type in your ParklandOne username and new password and click Save. You can now re-open PuTTY and log on with your new password by following the above steps 1 through 4.

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Mac Terminal

1. In the Finder, from the Go menu, choose Utilities.
2. In the Utilities window, double-click Terminal.
3. Use command: ssh username@remy.parkland.edu.

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3. Enter the temporary password which was sent to you via email from root and click Enter.. If you are registered for a Computer Science class and have not received an email with the login credentials, please contact the Tech Service Desk at 217/353-3333.

Note: Passwords are case sensitive. When you type the password in the terminal window, Linux will not display any characters in the command line.

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4. The system will then ask you to re-enter your temporary password. At the "(current) UNIX password prompt", enter your default password once again and click Enter.

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5. At the "New password" prompt, enter a password of your choosing and click Enter. The password rules are the same rules used for ParklandOne and can be found at ParklandOne - Password Requirements .
6. It will then prompt you to retype your new password. Enter your password once again and click Enter.

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7. If your password changed successfully, you will see “Passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.”
8. Your connection to Remy will be closed. Run: ssh username@remy.parkland.edu and connect with your new password.

 


Tech Service Desk

Room A184, 217-353-3333

Fall/Spring: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th

Submit an IT Help Ticket via services.parkland.edu





Keywords:remy root@parkland.edu root shaula BCST CSIT Putty winscp mac terminal csit.parkland.edu Chrome Secure Shell Filezilla www.csit.parkland.edu   Doc ID:85395
Owner:Sara S.Group:Parkland College
Created:2018-08-31 14:39 CDTUpdated:2022-06-14 11:12 CDT
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