Open the "Configure FDTD License" app on your PC
Click on the "Node Locked" tab, then the "Licenses" subtab. Highlight your license, and select "Deactivate". Note that your license will likely have a limit on the number of times you may deactivate and reactivate it. Click "Yes", then "Ok".
Go to the MobaXterm website here. Click on the "MobaXterm Home Edition v11.1 (Home Installer Edition)" button.
Go to https://www.putty.org/
Click the link "here" to go to the download page.
Select the 32-bit installer link to download the PuTTY installer. When the download is complete, click on the button in the bottom left corner of the browser to open the installer.
Install PuTTY with the installer
A README file will pop up. You may ignore it for now while following this tutorial, but you may find the information useful when using PuTTY on your own.
Open a PuTTY window
Open PuTTYgen (not PuTTY from the last section).
Select "Generate", then wave your mouse around in a haphazard fashion.
Save the private key. (If asked whether you are sure about saving without passphrase protection, click "yes". Remember where you save it. Save the key as id_rsa.ppk.
Copy the public key (make sure you get all of it-there will likely be more lines than fit in the text area at once).
Open MobaX and start a local terminal.
The command line prompt will appear:
You can then ssh onto the Lawrence cluster. You will be prompted for a password, which is based on your USD credentials. As a security feature, three incorrect logins will result in your account being locked until the lockout expires or an administrator overrides it.
[2018-11-19 10:55.23] ~[User.Name.NI11018] ➤ ssh User.Name@Lawrence.usd.eduUser.Name@lawrence.usd.edu's password:Last login: Mon Dec 25 19:37:34 2017 from ni11018.usd.local[firstname.lastname@example.org@login ~]$
Then open your authorized_keys file
[email@example.com@login ~]$ cd[firstname.lastname@example.org@login ~]$ cd .ssh/[email@example.com@login .ssh]$ nano authorized_keys
A text editor (nano) will open, showing your keys. Press your down-arrow key once to go to the next line. Paste (right click, select paste) your public key into the file. (Ctrl-v won't work in MobaX for pasting.)
Click Ctrl-o, then Enter to save, and then Ctrl-x to exit.
Open a Windows Command Line
Connect to the Lawrence license, replacing "user.name" with your username on Lawrence, and path\to\your\file with the path to the id_rsa.ppk file:
C:\Users\User.name>putty -ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -L 27011:10.1.1.250:27011 -L 42128:10.1.1.250:42128 -i "C:\Users\user.name\path\to\your\file\id_rsa.ppk"
A new window will appear. It may ask for a password to log into Lawrence.
You may now open the Lumerical software on your desktop.