Aqua Connect Instructions
Aqua Connect allows you to use OS X software from an OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch), or Android device. For detailed instructions, see the OS X – Terminal Server PDF.
RequirementsTo access software remotely, we recommend installing an AAP (Aqua Accelerated Protocol) client, which is currently available for OS X and Windows. Alternatively, you can use an RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) client. Free RDP clients include CoRD (OS X), Remote Desktop Connection (OS X, or already installed on Windows computers), rdesktop (Linux), iRdesktop (iOS), and 2X Client for RDP (Android).
Connecting & Logging In
To connect, launch the AAP or RDP client of your choice and connect to terminal.scl.utah.edu. You will be prompted to log in with your uNID and password. Once connected, the operating system will function the same as a standalone OS X computer. However, with most RDP clients, OS X keyboard commands such as Command-Q (quit) and Command-W (close window) will close the entire RDP client.
Troubleshooting: If you have trouble connecting, ensure that you have the latest version of your AAP or RDP client (see the Requirements section above). If you have a firewall on your computer or on a router, be sure to allow TCP ports 310 (AAP) and 3389 (RDP).
Saving & Opening Files
The remote server doesn't currently support accessing local files, so you need to use a cloud service like Dropbox, which offers a free 2 GB account. Alternatively, you can connect to a server to upload and download files you want to work with, such as the College of Fine Arts server or the College of Social and Behavioral Science server. Smaller files can be transferred by e-mail.
When you are finished with your work and have saved your files to the web, click the Logout icon on the desktop to end your session.