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Tutorial - Login using MobaXterm (Windows)

This tutorial describes how to log in, getting terminal access and transfer files to the Lunarc systems using the MobaXterm application.

Step 1 - Starting MobaXterm

You can downlaod the software and get more information from the MobaXterm website.

On windows 7, 8 and 10 just presh the “Windows” key and write “mobaxterm”, then press “Enter”


The main window is then shown.


The main window is then shown. From this window, hostname and settings for different systems can be defined.


Step 2 – Creating a session

In the menu, press Session and select SSH. Enter the hostname of the system in the Remote host text box. Make sure the port is 22. For example use to connect to the Aurora system, or use to connecto to the Erik system.

Press OK.

A terminal window appears asking for a user name and password. A session is saved on the left side.

Even though no characters appear when you type your password, you are actually typing your password. So type your password, then hit "Enter".

You can import previous saved sessions on putty. Right-click the Saved Sessions text on the upper left side. Choose Import PuTTY sessions.

Step 3 – Logging in

If the session is not loaded, double-click the session in the list at the left side. A terminal window appears asking for a user name and password on the right side. 


Step 4 - Transfer files

 When you log in to a remote session using SSH, a graphical SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) browser appears in the left sidebar allowing you to drag and drop files directly to or from your computer using the SFTP connection.


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