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SSH Setup for Windows

SSH Setup for Windows

PuTTY Setup

Attention: PSOS users must enable Key Mapping before using puTTY. After you have setup puTTY, please see the directions for Key Mapping at the bottom of this page.
1. Download and install puTTY from

2. Double click the puTTY icon.      The puTTY Configuration window will appear.

3. If you are a U System user, enter in the Host Name text box. If you are a PSOS user, enter in the Host Name text box. (The screen shots in these directions assume you are a U System user. These directions will work for PSOS users as well.) 

4. In the Saved Sessions text box, enter a name for this session. Click Save. The name you entered will appear under Default Settings. (The next time you go into puTTY, highlight this name and click Load. The settings will appear.)

5. Click Open. The Log-in screen will appear.

6. Enter your log-in name (NetID) at the prompt and hit the Return key.
7. Enter your password at the prompt and hit the Return key. The puTTY option screen appears.

8. Select an interface option and hit the Enter key. The Welcome screen appears. (The example screen shown below is the Welcome to Mint screen where Mint is the host name. The host name may be different on your screen.).

9. Type the letter for the type of session you wish to run. Hit the Enter key. The Welcome to the U-System Menu screen appears. Use the arrow keys to scroll to the U-system session you wish to enter and hit the Enter key.

For more information about puTTY, please consult the puTTY documentation.


Directions for PSOS users to enable Key Mapping

  1. You need to be in the PSOS application to enable Key Mapping. Make sure you are either already in PSOS at the Personnel Services Operating System - Main Menu or a screen where you can enter your Employee ID (EID) and activate the application.
  2. Once you are in PSOS, hit ESC (Escape) twice. The Key Mapping utility will appear.
  3. A message will appear asking you to press the F keys that you wish to map. If the key sequence that you entered is accepted, it will return the key sequence you entered. If you did not enter the sequence fast enough, you will see a "no response" message on your screen. Repeat the key mapping sequence you wish to activate.
  4. When you are finished, you will see a message asking if you want to save the new mapping sequence. Enter Y (yes) to save and N (no) if the sequence is not the one you were trying to create. If you enter N, repeat the sequence you were trying to create from the beginning.
  5. Continue with these steps until you have a saved key sequence. You can repeat this process whenever you want to change the key mapping.