StaffGuide: Sierra

System status, news, and tips and tricks

Text-Based Sierra

Note: You must connect to campus VPN before connecting to the character-based system from off-campus.

A very few functions are still only available through the text-based system in Sierra, sometimes still called "InfoLinks"

New with Sierra 3.1: Admin Corner (text-based)  is no longer accessible through the web-based Admin App.  

SSH Software

Windows Clients

Mac Clients

 

More info on the Supportal.

 

Windows PuTTY

Configuring SSH Settings in Windows PuTTY

  1. Download PuTTY
  2. Navigate to this password-protected guide to download the Sierra private key file, sierra.ppk.  Save this to a location on your computer where you can browse to it as part of step 3. 
  3. Open and Configure PUTTY:
    1. Session Tab

      1. Host name (Or IP address): library.uark.edu
      2. Port: 22
      3. Connection type: SSH
    2. Connection > Data Tab

      1. Auto-login username: sadmin
      2. When username is not specified: leave at Prompt
    3. SSH > Auth Tab

      1. Private key file for authentication: browse to the sierra.ppk file and click Open.
    4. Session Tab

      1. Return to the Session Tab and under Saved Sessions, type the name you would like to save these settings under, for instance, sierra. 
      2. Click the Save button.
  4. You should now be able to Launch PuTTY and connect to Sierra by choosing the saved session you just created. 

Mac Terminal

  1. Navigate to this password-protected guide to download the Sierra private key file, id_rsa.txt
  2. Save the key file to your Mac in a location you can navigate to from Terminal.
  3. You may need to change to the directory of the file with, for instance, cd ~/Downloads or cd ~/Desktop
  4. Change the permissions on the key file by typing at the Terminal prompt: chmod 600 id_rsa.txt  or, if the file is in a different folder, example chmod 600 /Desktop/id_rsa.txt
  5. Begin a connection by typing at the Terminal prompt: ssh -i id_rsa.txt sadmin@library.uark.edu
  6. Enter your personal Sierra login and password when prompted. 

Mac iTerm2

  1. Navigate to this password-protected guide to download the Sierra private key file, id_rsa.txt
  2. Save the key file to your Mac in a location you can navigate to from iTerm2, for examaple /Users/[yourprofielname]
  3. Change the permissions on the key file by typing at the Terminal prompt: chmod 600 id_rsa.txt  or, if the file is in a different folder, example chmod 600 /Users/[your profile name]/id_rsa.txt
  4. Begin a connection by typing at the Terminal prompt: ssh -i /Users/[yourprofilename]id_rsa.txt sadmin@library.uark.edu
  5. Enter your personal Sierra login and password when prompted. 
  6. If you wish, save this connection string as a profile, for example:

iTerm saved profile for Sierra