Connect to a Remote UNIX System Using X11 with Secure Shell for Macintosh


Used with SSH, the X11 application in Mac OS X 10.9 and higher provides a secure interface for connecting to remote systems such as TerpConnect. X11 provides an X Window System which allows users to run graphical UNIX applications.

To begin using X11 with SSH

1. Double-click the X11 icon to launch the application. X11 is located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.

X11 icon

2. An X11 window will appear with a command prompt.

X11 command prompt

3. At the prompt, enter ssh your-login-name@terpconnect.umd.edu.

Login ID

4. You will be prompted to enter your Directory passphrase.

Directory Password

5. Once you successfully login, a TerpConnect command prompt will appear. At this point, you can run the tap command to access the desired graphical application, for example:

          tap matlab