Stern School of Business, New York University

Connecting with a Mac

Connect to the NYU Virtual Private Network (VPN)

To connect to our systems from off-campus, you must install and login to the NYU VPN. Upon login, select the option for NYU-NET Traffic Only.

Mac’s Terminal program

Mac OS comes with a command line program called Terminal. Search your Mac’s programs for “terminal”. At the terminal prompt type,

ssh -Y <yourSternNetID>
ssh -Y <yourSternNetID>

When prompted, enter your Stern password.

You should now be logged in and see a command line prompt from which you can enter Linux commands or run programs. For help with Linux see Linux Basics or

Graphical windowing capabilities are enabled for programs such as matlab, SAS, xStata, RStudio, or Jupyter Notebooks.