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GL is the name of our general access Unix systems here at UMBC, managed by DoIT. Anyone with a UMBC account can access GL.



As of August 29, 2023, logging in to the GL systems requires Duo multi-factor authentication. You can view our FAQ section on Multi-Factor Authentication with DUO for more information.


Connect using your SSH client. They usually have a connection dialog where you can specify the host, port, and protocol information listed above. If you don't have an SSH client, you can view our PuTTY documentation


Run ssh in the Terminal.