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Once you have a Matrix account, there are several ways you can access the Matrix server from within Seneca or at home. This guide gives detailed instructions on how to connect from various environments.
 
Once you have a Matrix account, there are several ways you can access the Matrix server from within Seneca or at home. This guide gives detailed instructions on how to connect from various environments.
  
=SSH on Seneca Lab PCs=
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==SSH on Seneca Lab PCs==
 
[[Image:MyApps-Search.jpg|thumb|right|263px|Fig 1. The ''Search  Apps'' field on Seneca MyApps. ]]
 
[[Image:MyApps-Search.jpg|thumb|right|263px|Fig 1. The ''Search  Apps'' field on Seneca MyApps. ]]
 
#Boot up the PC normally, by default it will boot to Windows.
 
#Boot up the PC normally, by default it will boot to Windows.
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#You should now be connected to Matrix.
 
#You should now be connected to Matrix.
  
=Home: SSH from Windows=
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==Home: SSH from Windows==
 
#Go to https://ict.senecacollege.ca/~uli101
 
#Go to https://ict.senecacollege.ca/~uli101
 
#Under the details of Week 1 you should see "Links to Windows SSH clients (Access Matrix from Home)".
 
#Under the details of Week 1 you should see "Links to Windows SSH clients (Access Matrix from Home)".
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#You are now connected to the Matrix server. You can work on your assignments or access your files.
 
#You are now connected to the Matrix server. You can work on your assignments or access your files.
  
=Home: SSH from macOS=
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==Home: SSH from macOS==
 
#In a new Finder window, open: Applications > Utilities > Terminal
 
#In a new Finder window, open: Applications > Utilities > Terminal
 
#On the command line, type:
 
#On the command line, type:
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#You should now be connected to Matrix. You can work on your assignments or access your files.
 
#You should now be connected to Matrix. You can work on your assignments or access your files.
  
=Home: SSH from Linux=
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==Home: SSH from Linux==
 
#Open up the "Terminal" (the command line). Choose Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
 
#Open up the "Terminal" (the command line). Choose Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
 
#On the command line, type:
 
#On the command line, type:

Latest revision as of 19:46, 11 September 2019

Once you have a Matrix account, there are several ways you can access the Matrix server from within Seneca or at home. This guide gives detailed instructions on how to connect from various environments.

SSH on Seneca Lab PCs

Fig 1. The Search Apps field on Seneca MyApps.
  1. Boot up the PC normally, by default it will boot to Windows.
  2. Login to Windows using your MySeneca account.
  3. Find on the desktop the Seneca MyApps and double-click it to open.
  4. Find the search bar on the top left of the webpage (not the Firefox web browser search), similar to Fig. 1.
  5. Start typing "SSH Secure Shell Connection Client"
  6. Hover over the SSH Secure Shell Client thumbnail and then click "Launch"
  7. Once the application opens click the "Quick Connect" button.
  8. Provide the following information:
    • Host Name: matrix.senecacollege.ca
    • Username: (your Matrix/MySeneca username)
  9. Click connect.
  10. Enter your password when asked and answer Yes to any other popups.
  11. You should now be connected to Matrix.

Home: SSH from Windows

  1. Go to https://ict.senecacollege.ca/~uli101
  2. Under the details of Week 1 you should see "Links to Windows SSH clients (Access Matrix from Home)".
  3. Left click one of the clients, and download to your desktop.
  4. If you chose Putty you will have downloaded a .exe file (there is no need to install), the others need installation by double-clicking. If you have problems during installation, you may need to right-click and select "Run as administrator".
  5. Double-click the icon that was created. If you chose SSH/SFTP, double-click SSH, there is no need for the SFTP icon so you may as well delete it.
  6. A window will open that asks for connection information.
  7. For Putty, provide the following information:
    • Host Name: username@matrix.senecacollege.ca
    • Replace username with your Matrix/MySeneca username then click "Open".
  8. For SSH, use Host Name matrix.senecacollege.ca, provide your User Name, then click "Connect".
  9. For Bitvise, use Host matrix.senecacollege.ca, provide your Username, then click "Log in".
  10. Enter your password when prompted. You will not see the cursor move but you are indeed entering your password. (Answer "yes" to any questions that you must answer).
  11. You are now connected to the Matrix server. You can work on your assignments or access your files.

Home: SSH from macOS

  1. In a new Finder window, open: Applications > Utilities > Terminal
  2. On the command line, type:
    • ssh username@matrix.senecacollege.ca
  3. Enter your password when prompted.
  4. Answer yes to any questions it may ask you.
  5. You should now be connected to Matrix. You can work on your assignments or access your files.

Home: SSH from Linux

  1. Open up the "Terminal" (the command line). Choose Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
  2. On the command line, type:
    • ssh username@matrix.senecacollege.ca
  3. Enter your password when prompted. You will not see the cursor move but you are indeed entering your password.
    • Note: If you are asked about the "key", type in "yes".
  4. You should now be connected to Matrix. You can work on your assignments or access your files.