Terminal access: PC
If you need simple terminal access then connections to the server can be made using SSH.
We recommend using PuTTY as the SSH client - this can be downloaded from:
Once installed on your PC the set-up is simple. Open PuTTY and enter the following options:
Host Name: your username, followed by @cbrglogin1.molbiol.ox.ac.uk
(for example -
firstname.lastname@example.org). To connect to our alternative login server, 'cbrglogin2', simply replace 'cbrglogin1' with 'cbrglogin2' (eg,
- Connection Type: SSH
- Saved Sessions: Add a name for this session to be used as a shortcut in the future, eg 'cbrglogin1'
- Click Save
- then click Open - when prompted to accept the host key, click: Yes.
A connection with the server will be established and you will be prompted for your password.
On your next use of PuTTY the settings are already saved. To open a connection to the server:
- click the shortcut to cbrglogin1 (or to our alternative login server, 'cbrglogin2')
- click Load
- click Open
[Alternatively, simply double-clicking the shortcut to cbrglogin1 will also open the connection!]