As of October 2018, new CCI (Tux) accounts will be created at the beginning of each term based on enrollment for CCI classes.
Eligible students will receive an encrypted email with a temporary password at the beginning of the term, and should connect to Tux using the instructions below.

If you are taking a CCI course which requires access to Tux, and you have not received the encrypted email with your Tux credentials, please email ihelp@drexel.edu.

How to SSH on Windows with PuTTY:

1) You can download PuTTY from https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html
2) Download the 32-bit MSI. This will run on most Windows PCs.
3) Run the MSI file you downloaded and follow the instructions. This will install PuTTY.
4) Open up PuTTY and in the Host Name (or IP address) field, type in tux.cs.drexel.edu
5) You can type “tux” into the “Saved Sessions” field and click “Save” to keep these settings for later.
PuTTY Config Window
6) Click the open button to open your SSH session.
7) It will open a new window that says “Login as: “. Put in your Drexel username (your initials followed by a few numbers, eg abc123) and press enter
PuTTY Login Window
8) Enter in your password and press enter. Your password will not show up as you type it. This is not necessarily the same as your Drexel password – you should have received an email containing a temporary password if you’re registered for a CCI class.
PuTTY Password Window
9) If successful, it will log you into Tux. This account is also used for Gitlab and various other CCI systems. If not, it will prompt you to enter the password again.
10) Once you log in, if you’re using a password which was sent to you, type the command “passwd” and press Enter. It will ask for your current password, which you should type and then press Enter again. Then, it will ask for a new password twice. Again, press Enter once you’ve typed your password each time.
11) If you continue to have issues, contact ihelp@drexel.edu.

How to SSH on Mac or Linux:

1) Open a terminal. For Macs, this is in the "Utilities" folder in your "Applications" folder.
2) Type ssh abc123@tux.cs.drexel.edu (where abc123 is your Drexel userID) and press enter
3) Type in your password. Nothing will be shown.
4) If successful, it will log you into Tux. This account is also used for Gitlab and various other CCI systems. If not, it will prompt you to enter the password again.
5) Once you log in, if you’re using a password which was sent to you, type the command “passwd” and press Enter. It will ask for your current password, which you should type and then press Enter again. Then, it will ask for a new password twice. Again, press Enter once you’ve typed your password each time.
6) If you continue to have issues, contact ihelp@drexel.edu.