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Adding a FDU Email Account to a Mobile Device’s Native ‘Mail’ App

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Setting up your FDU Email Account in the Mail app on iOS

  1. Select the “Settings” app on your Apple iOS device
  1. Select “Mail”
  1. Select “Accounts
  1. Select “Add Account”
  1. A list of email providers will be presented, select “Microsoft Exchange
  1. Enter your FDU email address and a description of the email account in the corresponding text boxes. Please note, that the default description name for the account will be ‘Exchange’, if left unchanged. Tap or select “Next” to continue when finished
  1. When prompted select “Sign In
  1. Enter your FDU email address and NetID password. Select “Sign In” to continue
  1. For security purposes, all applications which use FDU’s Single Sign On (NetID) require Duo two-factor authentication. After inputting your FDU NetID login information, Duo requires you to complete a method of second-factor authentication
  1. Chose the FDU NetID account information you would like to synchronize or access on your iOS device by toggling the choices on/off. Select “Save” to continue
  1. Your FDU email account has now been added to your iOS device successfully. Ensure the email account is listed under the “Passwords & Accounts” section of the ‘Settings’ iOS app

Setting up your FDU Email Account on Android OS

Due to multiple Android OS device manufacturers (Samsung, Google, or LG) each having their own native ‘Mail’ app, email setup and features are different depending on the manufacturer of the Android OS devices. For this reason, it is best practice to use the Microsoft ‘Outlook’ app found in the Google Play Store. Follow the instructions below to set up Outlook on Android OS.

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Connecting a mobile device to the “FDU-Secure” Wireless Network

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Connecting to “FDU-Secure” Wireless Network with an iOS Device (iPhone and iPad)

  1. Locate and select or tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad
  1. Select or tap on “Wi-Fi” within the “Settings” app
  1. Select or tap on “FDU-Secure”, located under the “Choose a Network Menu”
  1. Enter your full FDU e-mail address (ex. faculty@fdu.edu or student@student.fdu.edu) and your NetID password into the proper corresponding text boxes.
  1. Click “Trust” on the top right of screen to accept the security certificate; if you do not complete this step, you will not be able to successfully connect to the FDU-Secure wireless network.
  2. Note that “FDU-Secure” has a check mark under “Wi-Fi”, if so, you have successfully connected to “FDU-Secure” wireless network

Connecting to “FDU-Secure” Wireless Network with an Android Phone

  1. Swipe down twice from the top of your screen.
  1. Locate, then press and hold the Wi-Fi icon.
  1. Select “FDU-Secure” From the list of nearby networks.
  1. Fill in the information as seen on the photo.
EAP MethodPEAP
Phase 2 AuthenticationMSCHAPV2
CA CertificateUse system certificates
NOTE: Some devices do not have this option. Instead, select “Do not validate”
Domainfdu.edu 
IdentityYour FDU e-mail address
Anonymous Identity Can be ignored
PasswordYour FDU email password
  1. If your device does not have system certificates installed and you select “Do not validate” you will see a warning message about security/privacy. It is safe to connect to our network, this is just a general message from the operating system.
  1. Press connect
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Use SFTP or SCP to Upload Files to a FDU Linux Server

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What’s SFTP and SCP?

Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a file protocol for transferring large files over the web. It builds on the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and includes Secure Shell (SSH) security components. This term is also known as Secure Shell (SSH) File Transfer Protocol. Secure copy protocol (SCP) is another method to securely transfer files between a your local PC and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It is also based on the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol.

Linux / Mac

If you are running a Linux or Mac computer, SFTP and SCP clients are already installed, so you don’t need to download anything using those OS. You can open up a terminal window and run the either command like below to connect to a remote Linux server.

sftp username@opus.fdu.edu

or

scp filename username@132.238.2.116:

Windows

Option 1 (Recommended): Use WinSCP

You will need to download and install WinSCP:

  1. Launch the WinSCP program
  2. In the login window, click “New Site
  1. Fill out the information as follows:
    • Host name: Enter opus.fdu.edu
    • User name: (username on FDU Linux servers will be the part of your FDU NetID to the left of the @ sign)
  2. Click “Advanced…
    • Select “Environment > SFTP” and enable “Allow SCP fallback
  1. Click “OK
  2. Click “Save“, enter a name for the connection, and click “OK
  3. In the WinSCP login window, select the connection name and click “Login

Option 2:

Install Putty, which also includes PSCP (SCP for Windows) and SFTP (SFTP for Windows):

Please select the latest version of MSI (‘Windows Installer’) for your computer (32-bit or 64-bit)

Optionally you may choose to download only pscp.exe(SCP for Windows) or “psftp.exe” (SFTP for Windows) and copy into the folder where you need to use it.

Once you have installed your program of choice, you’ll be able to launch each command from the Command Line of Windows.

pscp -P 22 filename username@opus.fdu.edu:
psftp username@opus.fdu.edu

Note

You may need to accept the server’s host key the first time you connect the Linux server.

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Accessing the Opus server

The Opus server can be access using secure transport protocols such as SSH and SFTP. Access is only allowed from campus networks. All off campus users will need to access Opus using FDU’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) to use the Opus server

What’s SSH?

SSH stands for Secure Shell, which was invented in 1995 to replace the insecure Telnet (Telecommunication Network). It’s now the primary way for system administrators to securely log into remote Linux servers over the public Internet. Although it looks and acts the same as Telnet, all communications over the SSH protocol are encrypted to prevent packet sniffing.

Linux / Mac

If you are running a Linux or Mac computer, SSH client is installed by default. You can open up a terminal window and run the ssh command like below to connect to a remote Linux server.

ssh username@opus.fdu.edu

or

ssh username@132.238.2.116

Now let’s discuss how to use SSH on Windows.

Windows

Method 1: Windows 10’s Built-in SSH Client

The Microsoft PowerShell team decided to port OpenSSH (both the client and the server) to Windows in 2015. It finally arrived in Windows 10’s Fall Creator Update in 2017 and is enabled by default in the April 2018 Update.

To use the OpenSSH client on Windows 10, simply open a PowerShell window or a command prompt window and run the ssh command. For example, if I want to connect to the Opus Linux server on the FDU network, I would run

ssh username@opus.fdu.edu

username on FDU Linux servers will be the part of your FDU NetID to the left of the @ sign (username@fdu.edu becomes just username) and opus.fdu.edu is name the Linux server you want to access (The IP address of the Linux server can also be used). The first time you connect to a Linux computer, you will be prompted to accept the host key. Then enter your password to login. After login, you can run Linux commands to do tasks.

Note

If you want to paste a password into the PowerShell window, you need to right-click the mouse and press Enter.

To log out from the Linux box, run the “exit” command or press “Ctrl+D“.

The default font size in PowerShell Window is very small. To change it, right-click the titlebar and select properties, then you can change the font size, and the background color.

Method 2: Use SSH in Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) enables you to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows 10. If you are a system administrator, WSL is probably an overkill for just using SSH because it would install and run a Linux distro (without graphical user interface) on your Windows 10 desktop. WSL is created for web developers or those who need to work on open-source projects. You can use not only SSH but also other Linux command line tools (Bash, sed, awk, etc).

Open the Microsoft Store and enter “WSL” in the search box. Select Run Linux on Windows and install a Linux distro of your choice.

For example, I choose “Ubuntu” and click the “Get” button to install it.

Once your Linux distro is installed, open the Control Panel and select Programs => Turn Windows features on or off. Tick on the checkbox of Windows Subsystem for Linux to enable this feature. (You may need to reboot your Windows PC for this change to take effect.)

Next, you can launch the Linux distro from the start menu by search the distro’s name. The first time you launch it, you need to create a user and set a password.

After that, you can use the ssh command like below to connect to a Linux server or PC that runs a SSH server.

ssh username@opus.fdu.edu

Method 3: Use Putty

Putty is a well-known and the most popular SSH client on Windows before the arrival of Windows OpenSSH client and Windows Subsystem for Linux. To use SSH with Putty, you need to download the Putty program from the official website and install it.

Launch Putty from the Start menu. Then enter the IP address or hostname of the Linux box and click the Open button to connect to it.

Accept the host key and you will be prompted to enter the username and password.

Tip

When you type in your password, the cursor doesn’t move, but it’s actually accepting your password. To paste text into Putty, first press Ctrl+C to copy the text, then go to Putty window and press the right-button of your mouse.

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