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Connecting to LINCOMM with SecureCRT (Windows)

Connecting to Linux Community Servers (LINCOMM) with SecureCRT on Windows

Please note: If you are computer is not part of the  WIRED Taylor Hall network, you will need to setup Campus VPN for Windows BEFORE doing the steps below.

  1. Download SecureCRT from the UW Software Library.

    Login to Software Library

    VanDyke link

    Download SecureCRT
  2. Run the install file that was downloaded and use all the defaults for installation.   SecureCRT should run automatically after installing.
  3. Use the standard location for configuration files

    VanDyke settings

  4. You can decide if you which to use a Configuration Passphrase or not.  If you choose to use one, it will need to be typed in every time you run SecureCRT (like an additional password).

    Configuration passphrase

  5. One SecureCRT opens up, click Cancel in the Quick Connect dialog box. 
  6. Mouseover the Session Manager tab in the upper left, and select the + button to create a new session

    New Session

  7. Select SSH2 and click Next

    New Session

  8. Fill in the following:
    • Hostname:  (use lincomm<#> if reconnecting to an existing session)
    • Port: 22
    • Firewall: None
    • Username: <yourNetID>


  9. Name the session whatever you would like and click Finish


  10. Go into the Session Manager tab and right-click on the new session you created and click Properties
  11. Go to Connection-->SSH2.   Check only Password and PublicKey.   Click on Password and use the arrow buttons to move it to the top.


  12. Go to Connection->Port Forwarding->Remote/X11.  Check Forward X11 Packets


  13. Go to Terminal->Emulation.  Change Terminal to Xterm and check ANSI with 256color

  14. Go to Terminal-->Appearance and change Character encoding to UTF-8


  15. Click OK.
  16. You can now double-click your session in the Session Manager to connect.   Click Accept & Save when prompted about the SSH key
You may receive a notice that ".Xauthority does not exist". That is a normal message the first time you login to each LINCOMM server.

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Keywords:linux; securecrt; windows   Doc ID:88667
Owner:Eric D.Group:Agricultural & Applied Economics
Created:2018-12-24 20:09 CDTUpdated:2021-06-19 20:06 CDT
Sites:Agricultural & Applied Economics
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