PuTTy is a free and open-source terminal emulator, serial console and network file transfer application. It supports several network protocols, including SCP, SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw socket connection. A similar program is Kitty or MobaXterm.

For more information visit PuTTy website.

You can access this software online with .
*Due to licensing constraints, University affiliates and emeriti cannot download software, but they can access it on UConn AnyWare.

Support Documentation

Documentation: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/docs.html




To be eligible for this software, you must meet one requirement, noted in green, per category.


  • Faculty Member
  • Staff Member
  • Student
  • *Emeritus
  • *University Affiliates


  • Storrs Campus
  • Regional Campuses
  • UConn Health


  • Academic Research
  • Teaching
  • Administrative


  • Personal Devices
  • University Owned Devices

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Utilities network file transfer, rlogin, SCP, serial console, SSH, Telnet, terminal emulator