Berzelius VS Code Guide

Visual Studio Code (often abbreviated as VS Code) is a free and open-source source-code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It includes support for debugging, syntax highlighting, intelligent code completion, snippets, code refactoring, and embedded Git control, among other features. It is highly extensible through a vast number of plugins and extensions that can be downloaded from the VS Code Marketplace. VS Code has gained widespread popularity among developers due to its ease of use, versatility, and customization options.

Install VS Code on your local computer

Follow the intructions and install VS Code on your local computer.

Install Extension: Remote - SSH

Click the Extensions tab in the left side panel. Search for "Remote - SSH" and install the extension.

Once it’s installed a new tab (Remote Explorer) will appear on the side panel.

Setup SSH connection

Click the Remote Explorer tab in the left side panel.

Press the plus (+) in the Remote Explorer tab to add a new ssh connection to Berzelius.

Input the ssh connection command.

Update the SSH configuration file.

Click the refresh icon in the Remote Explorer and you will see the new SSH connection.

Click "Connect in Current Window.." and Input your password and verification code.

Now you are connected to Berzelius.


  • Explorer

You can use the Explorer tab to open your directory on Berzelius.

Click Explorer --> Open Folder --> Input your directory path. You need to input your password and verification code again.

  • Terminal

You can have a terminal on Berzelius by clicking Terminal --> New Terminal on the top menu bar.

Close the connection

You can terminate the ssh connection by clicking File --> Close Remote Connection on the top menu bar.

User Area

User support

Guides, documentation and FAQ.

Getting access

Applying for projects and login accounts.

System status

Everything OK!

No reported problems


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