PuTTY How-To


The purpose of this guide is to show you how to set up and use the PuTTY SSH Client to connect to Force.


A Windows or Linux computer! However, there are better options for Linux that you probably know if you're a user.


    1. Download putty.exe from here.
    2. Open putty.exe. Continue past the security pop-up.
    3. Set the following options:
      a. set the "Host Name" to "force.stwing.upenn.edu".
      b. set the "Port" to "22".
      c. set the "Connection Type" to "SSH".
      d. click "Open".

    You're now in! Use your Force account details to log in. If you don't have them yet, please contact the Sysadmin.


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Written by Stephen Richter . Copyright 2002.

Updated by Brian Zhang in 2015.