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Steps needed for login at PDC using Ubuntu, but in general the same applies for any Debian based distribution.


In Ubuntu, kinit and ssh are in the packages heimdal-clients and openssh-client. The package heimdal-clients-x contains some extra applications that might come handy in the future. Install these packages with your favorite package manager or by executing:

sudo apt-get install heimdal-clients
sudo apt-get install openssh-client

The openssh-client package was probably already installed. On centrally managed Ubuntu/Linux computers at KTH, the heimdal-client package is typically also installed.



Update the /etc/krb5.conf file according to these instructions.


Create or modify the file ~/.ssh/config according to these instructions.

Get tickets and login

Follow the instructions under the heading "Using your Kerberos tickets to login at PDC" on this page.

How to transfer files

To transfer files to and from PDC there are several methods available. We recommend using an AFS client or scp.


You might also want to look at the SSH-instructions created by CSC, from which this page was modeled!