itp.nyu.edu is the main server for ITP students, faculty, and staff accounts.
If you have any questions or problems relating to your account, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing your user account:
The server is also known as:
Username: Your NYU NetID
Password: set through http://start.nyu.edu/
Operating System: RedHat Linux Enterprise Edition 6
Web Server: Apache 2.2
Using the above Hostname, your netid, and password, you should be able to open a secure-shell application to your account for file transfer and terminal window access. FTP and Telnet are not considered secure, because they send the password in plain text. You will need to use sftp/scp and ssh instead.
This means on a PC, instead of using WinFTP or CuteFTP, use something like WinSCP
For ssh instead of telnet, use something like PuTTY
On a Mac, you can use Fetch 5 with sftp pr FUGU.
For ssh open a terminal window and type: ssh email@example.com
Many of these programs are available from NYU Software.
Please note: These accounts are to be used for non-commercial projects only. Any infringement on that rule will result in the loss of the account. As a personal account, all login information on your account is for your use only. Sharing it with others creates a potential security hazard for the system and for all other users on it.
Setting up Web pages:
The URL to your pages will be:
http://itp.nyu.edu/~netid/ (that's a tilde before the netid)
In order for your files to be Web accessible (viewable through a Web browser), you'll need to upload your files into your /public_html/ directory.
http://itp.nyu.edu/~netid/ will automatically display the index.htm or index.html file in your /public_html/ directory.
http://itp.nyu.edu/~netid/somdir/ will automatically display the index.htm or index.html file in your /public_html/somedir/ directory.
If you do not have an index.htm/index.html file, you will not be able to view anything, unless you go directly to a file by typing in the full path:
This is because directory browsing/indexing (list files in a directory) is turned off. To change, this you'll need to learn about .htaccess files.
Activating your ITP account:
If you have already activated your firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail account then you have activated your ITP account. The password set there is also the password for your ITP account.
If you have not activated your e-mail account, open a web browser and go to:
You will need to fill in the information and choose a password. Be patient and very careful here. For security reasons if there is an error, you must fill in every field in the form again, not just the one in error.
- Your NetID is printed on the back of your new NYU Card
- Your University ID is also on the back of your new NYU Card
- Your password hint answer must contain more than one word.
Your password must be 8 or more characters in length and should not contain dictionary words, names, or NetIDs. It must include:
- one or more upper/lowercase letters
- one or more numeric digits
- one or more of these non-alphanumeric characters:
- Spaces are not allowed
Your password must be kept entirely confidential. Do not share it or your account with anyone.
itp.nyu.edu on a new machine
but your ssh/sftp app says access denied
If you are on a Windows PC
- When the warning message comes up, click 'yes' which indicates you were expecting the change
- You should now be able to login.
For Macs and Fetch
- Open fetch's help and search for 'known hosts'
- Click on the first topic 'RSA Host key differs . . .'
- Scroll down to the link in it that will remove your known hosts file and click on it.
- After the file is removed go to Fetch preferences, click on Security and check the SFTP option to 'ask before accepting unknown hosts'
- Then try to connect to itp.nyu.edu. You should be asked if you want to connect to this unknown host. Click on 'connect'
For Macs and FUGU
- Open FUGU and under SFTP select 'show hidden files'
- Set the local directory to be your home directory on your computer: /Users/username
- Open the folder called '.ssh'
- Delete the file 'known_hosts'
- Try to connect to itp.nyu.edu. When you get a message about an unknown host, click on 'continue'
For Macs and Terminal
- Open Terminal, you should be at t your home directory on your computer: /Users/username
- type: ls .ssh (there's a period before the ssh in the name)
This should list a file called 'known_hosts'
- Delete the file by typing: rm .ssh/known_hosts
- Try to ssh to itp.nyu.edu, When you are asked if you want the new host info saved type 'yes'
For Macs and Dreamweaver
- Delete the equivalent of this file for your machine:
If you are using something else try searching the applications help for known host or remote host identification.