Software Information

SecureCRT is a terminal emulation product for Windows computers that provides secure, encrypted login and data transfer.

Available To:

IT Professional
Arts & Sciences
Central Administration
Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy
Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts School of Dental Medicine
Tufts School of Medicine
  • Van Dyke Technologies, Inc. licenses SecureCRT to Tufts University for the exclusive use of Tufts University faculty, staff and students for performing school business.
  • Faculty, staff, and students must cease using any copy of SecureCRT acquired through this program when they end their association with the University.
Operating System: 
Benefits & Features: 

Provides secure, encrypted login and data transfer on Windows PCs. SecureCRT, or a comparable Secure Shell (SSH) login product, is required for use by all personal computer users of the Emerald, Bioinformatics, and Andante systems.

Obtain Software: 

Downloads for Windows


  • You must remove any previous installation of SecureCRT before you proceed with the installation of SecureCRT.
  • You will be prompted to login with your Tufts Username and Tufts Password before you can access the SecureCRT software download links. If you don't remember your password or need it reset, contact the TTS Support Center by calling 617-627-3376 or emailing

Installation Instructions

Tufts-Owned Computer

Place a SecureCRT installation request to the TTS Support Center by calling 617-627-3376 or emailing

Personally-Owned Computer

Download SecureCRT for Windows (64-bit)

  1. Login to Tufts Box with your Tufts Username and Password (same as email, Trunk, TUSK, SIS, etc.) before you can access the SecureCRT download.
  2. Once the download has completed, double-click on scrtxxx.exe. This will begin the installation process. During this process, accept all defaults. The installation should take less than 5 minutes.

If you have any problems with your download, please contact the TTS Support Center by calling 617-627-3376 or emailing