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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.


To 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 any RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) client. Free RDP clients include:

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.

Logging Out

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.


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 Last Modified 9/25/14