Suppressing Duo and using SSH Keys


As of 9/5/2018, Duo authentication is required for all logins to Research Computing systems. For some activities, such as scp this can mean multiple Duo exchanges.

The simplest approach to suppress Duo is to first connect via VPN (even if on-campus) then SSH to a cluster. For additional details see VPN Approach in our guide on GitHub.

If you have an account on one of the large clusters then a second approach is to modify your ~/.ssh/config file to use a proxyjump server to enable a multiplexed connection. This approach does not require a VPN.


SSH Keys

Learn how to create SSH keys for password-less logins on the HPC clusters.