Establishing a Connection to the Mypages Server
Now that you have downloaded and installed SSH Secure Shell, you can use it to establish a connection to your web space.
To do so, click the Start button on your computer's desktop.
Then, click the All Programs menu that appears. In Windows 7, it will be listed as Programs rather than All Programs.
After you have done so, click the SSH Secure Shell folder.
Finally, click the Secure File Transfer Client inside this folder.
Note: In order to successfully establish a connection make sure that you are using the Secure File Transfer Client rather than the Secure Shell Client.
After you have launched SSH File Transfer Client, click the Quick Connect button.
A Connect to Remote Host window will appear. Fill in the appropriate information:
- Host Name: Type in mypages.valdosta.edu
- User Name: Type in the user name for your web publishing account
Finally, click the Connect button.
If this is your first time connecting to the Mypages server, you will receive a Host Identification prompt.
Click the Yes button to proceed.
A security message from the Mypages server will appear. Click the OK button.
A password authentication prompt will appear.
Type your web publishing password in the password field.
Then, click the OK button.
If this is your first time logging into the Mypages server or we have set a temporary password for you to gain access, you may encounter a prompt asking you to change your password.
Create and type in a new password in both the New Password and Repeat new password fields. The new password must meet the following criteria:
- The password must be at least 8 characters in length.
- The password must contain at least 1 letter.
- The password must contain at least 1 number.
- The password cannot match any of your 5 prior passwords.
After you have done so, click the OK button.
If you were required to change your password, a prompt will appear letting you know that the password was changed successfully.
Click the OK button.
You have successfully established a connection to the Mypages server! You can now proceed with uploading content for your website.
If you have any issues, feel free to contact the IT Helpdesk at (229) 245-4357 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that our work request system can only accept emails sent from a VSU email address.