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Using RDP to Connect to a Windows Computer from MacOS

Using RDP to Connect to a Windows Computer from MacOS Due to the unique circumstances at the college due to COVID-19, we have opened up computer labs that are normally available in-person for remote access. The terminal server (ts.cecs.pdx.edu) is not capable of handling the increased remote access demands of this situation, so [...]

2023-09-26T17:28:01-08:00April 27th, 2020|

Using SSH From MacOS

Connecting to a remote Linux machine using SSH from MacOS SSH typically enables a user to securely connect to and run a shell (command line interpreter) on a remote Linux/UNIX computer. Since MacOS is really a UNIX-based operating system, we run a Terminal application which provides us with a local shell, and then [...]

2020-03-22T21:27:02-08:00March 22nd, 2020|

Using SFTP for Remote File Transfer from MacOS

Using SFTP for Remote File Transfer from MacOS Installing the Cyberduck SFTP Client For SFTP connections on a Mac, the CAT recommends the use of the Cyberduck client, which can be downloaded from https://cyberduck.io/download/. Note that this software requires MacOS 10.7 or later. Download and install Cyberduck from the link above. [...]

2020-03-23T10:36:51-08:00February 21st, 2020|

Laptop Purchasing, OIT managed loads, and a September 1 deadline

[Are you an MCECS computer or laptop user with an OIT managed load? Are you thinking of getting your laptop loaded by OIT to get a managed configuration? If so, read on....] Since the CAT doesn’t have the resources to provide managed and supported laptop configurations, an increasing number MCECS users have been opting to [...]

2020-04-15T16:40:34-08:00August 29th, 2019|

Printing to MCECS Printers (Classic Method)

Printing to MCECS Printers using the Classic method NOTE: You will need to be connected to a VPN. (See our VPN Services Page for details.) Step 1 - Open System Preferences. Step 2 - Click on "Printers & Scanners". Step 3 - Click on the " [...]

2020-04-29T11:24:22-08:00February 26th, 2019|

Printing to MCECS Printers (CUPS Method)

Printing to MCECS Windows Printers using the CUPS method NOTE: You will need to be connected to a VPN. (See our VPN Services Page for details.) This procedure will only work if you have local administrator (ie: root) privileges on your Mac. Step 1 - Open Terminal (a shell) from [...]

2019-03-08T13:21:50-08:00February 26th, 2019|

Updating Mac Keychain after changing your Odin password

Updating Mac Keychain after changing your Odin password This is for OIT managed Macs. Apple systems use a password management system called the mac keychain in which it will save authentication credentials. In the event that a credential such as the Odin password has changed the mac OS will not automatically update the [...]

2019-01-24T01:25:22-08:00January 24th, 2019|

Managing your Mac in MCECS

Managing your Mac in MCECS The CAT does not have a support structure for Apple devices (Mac or mobile). Your options are: OIT Managed (centrally by campus IT) All new Mac desktops and laptops purchased through official channels come with Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) membership for PSU enabled. When you turn on your [...]

2018-10-08T17:20:56-08:00October 8th, 2018|

Microsoft Office for student/faculty/staff personal computers

OIT has negotiated a licensing program to deliver the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc) to all PSU students, faculty, and staff. This is targeted at use on personal devices (laptops and home computers) and is available for both Windows and Mac. Your PSU Odin account is used to download the software through an [...]

2020-03-19T09:17:28-08:00September 5th, 2018|

Remotely Connecting to Another Mac

Remotely Connecting to Another Mac (from a Mac) Set Up the Mac You Wish to Remotely Access Connect from your Mac to the remote Mac Setting Up the Macintosh You Wish to Remotely Access Step 1 Start by clicking on “System Preferences” from the Apple menu on [...]

2017-09-13T17:27:27-08:00September 9th, 2017|
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