Graphical Interface for SSH shortcuts in MacOS
Advanced Data and Workflows Group
National Center for Computational Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
This is applicable for MacOS ONLY
Terminal application comes with utilities that simplify the ssh process with a graphical interface. If you are comfortable with the command line and do not mind typing ssh / sftp commands you do not need to follow the following steps.
Simply accessing the VM
- Open the
- Go to
New Remote Connection
- Click on the
+icon under the right-hand column (
- Type the address of your instance like
email@example.com the pop up window as shown in the image below
You should see a new entry in the
You can now click on the
Connectbutton to connect to your VM
You can use the same entries for other services such as
Secure File Transfer(sftp).
Tunneling to Remote Server
The former application does not make a particularly compelling case for setting up the GUI shortcut. However, it is very handy for setting up the necessary SSH tunnels to your VM (already) running a Jupyter server. See this page for instructions.