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Establish an SSH Connection from a Mac

For Linux packages with SSH access.

Learn how to connect to your 1&1 Linux package using a Secure Shell (SSH) connection from a Macintosh computer in order to run command-line utilities.

You can Upgrade Your 1&1 Package if you require SSH access and your pacakge does not support it.

Step 1
Log in to your 1&1 Control Panel and select the relevant package.
Step 2
Click the Secure Shell (SSH) Access link from the Hosting panel of the 1&1 Control panel.
Click Secure Shell (SSH) Access
Click Secure Shell (SSH) Access

Step 3
Take note of your Host Name, User Name and Password. If you do not know the current password, set a new password at this time. Credentials image
Credentials image
Step 4
Click anywhere on the Desktop of your Mac. At the Top, you should see the Finder menu. Select Go -> Applications. Select applications image
Select applications image
Step 5
Find the Utilities folder and double-click it or click the arrow next to the folder to expand it. Select utilities image
Select utilities image
Step 6
Find the Terminal utility and double-click it to open. Select terminal image
Select terminal image
Step 7
When the Terminal window opens type the command ssh u12345678@1and1help.com and press ENTER. You will need to replace u12345678 with your User Name and replace 1and1help.com with your Host Name from the 1&1 Control Panel. Type ssh command image
Type ssh command image
Step 8
If this is your first time connecting, you will be informed that the secure fingerprint is unknown. Type yes and press ENTER at the Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes,no)? prompt. Yes to continue image
Yes to continue image
Step 9
You will then be informed the fingerprint has been permanently stored and you will then be prompted for a password. Please type out the password (as you type, the characters typed will not display on the screen; this is normal) and press ENTER.
Enter password image
Enter password image
Step 10
You should then see a disclaimer message and be presented with a command prompt. Login success image
Login success image

You have now successfully logged in!

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