After your account has been created you will be given a username and a temporary password to login to the system. There are two methods of logging into the system:
SSH: terminal access
Linux, Mac and other (non-Windows) users should have an ssh client already installed. Just run the following command in a terminal:
where “username” is the username that will be provided to you.
Windows users are recommended to install the PuTTY program and run it in SSH mode using the same address above to connect.
First login: Changing your password
The first time that you log into your account you will immediately be prompted to change your password. You will be asked for your original password again and then you will need to enter in a new password twice. After this you will be logged out. You will then be able to log into the system with your new password.
SCP: file transfer access
Linux and Mac users can use the scp command that is probably already installed. To copy a single file from your machine to Marconi:
scp -p file_name email@example.com:destination/directory
or for a full directory tree:
scp -pr dir_name firstname.lastname@example.org:destination/directory
Windows users can use the pscp command that comes with PuTTY or a graphical SCP client like WinSCP.
First time use warning: if you have a new account and you have not used SSH to login yet you will not be able to use SCP to copy files to the system. This is because the first time you login to the system it will require you to change your password and you cannot do this with an SCP client.