PuTTY: Windows Download for Personally Owned Computers

PuTTY is an open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application for Windows.

Note: This software can be downloaded multiple times and does not limit the number of installations.

PuTTY is a secure telnet client for Windows utilizing the SSH protocol. It lets you connect to remote systems, from your PC. After providing your UBITName and Password to log on to the remote computer, you can enter commands that will be executed as if you were entering them directly on the remote computer.

Download PuTTY

Uninstall any previous versions of PuTTY before you install this version.

PuTTY can be downloaded directly from the vendor website: https://www.puttyssh.org/

Select the appropriate download for your computer from the choices under Package Files. Uninstall any previous versions of PuTTY, then install the software.

Connecting to UBUnix with PuTTY

Connecting from Off Campus?

First run Cisco Secure Client.

  1. Select Start > All Programs > PuTTY > PuTTY. (Windows 8, swipe or mouse to the right, and in the Charms tap or click search and enter PuTTY. Tap or click Apps, Settings or Files.)
  2. In the Host Name field, enter YourUBITName@ubunix.buffalo.edu and leave the default port 22. (If you are connecting to a different computer, such as a departmental computer, enter its host name and desired port instead.)
  3. Click Open.
  4. Enter your UBITName and press Enter.
  5. Enter your UBITName password and press Enter.

Help and Tutorials

Still need help?

Contact the UBIT Help Center.