Linux Account Management

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Use this site to create a user account on the OIT public Linux server. Anyone with an active NetID can request an account on this server. This service is similar to the legacy Solaris public offering on unix.cas.utk.edu, in that you can login to a Linux timeshare to edit files, compile programs, create web sites, etc.

Sign Up for a Linux Account

Click the sign-up button to create a new Linux account using your NetID and password.

Sign Up

Manage Your Linux Account

Log in to manage your Linux account, including creating your public website, checking your quota, and deleting your account.

Log in

Accessing your Linux Account

After you have created a Linux account, you can log in to the Linux server with any SSH client (e.g., PuTTY) or SFTP client (e.g., WinSCP, Cyberduck or FileZilla). If you are already familiar with these tools, you can connect to your account using the information below. Detailed instructions are available in the OIT Knowledge Base.

Host: linux.oit.utk.edu
Port: 22
Username: netid
Password: your NetID password

Personal Web Content Location

Web sites for this server are stored in the public_html folder of your user account.

Viewing personal web sites

Once you have created your website folder (see Manage Your Linux Account), your public web address will be in the following format:




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