Getting Started using SSH


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Introduction

Secure Shell (SSH) is a UNIX-based command interface and protocol for securely getting access to a remote computer. SSH is actually a suite of three utilities - slogin, ssh, and scp - that are secure versions of the earlier UNIX utilities, rlogin, rsh, and rcp. SSH commands are encrypted and secure in several ways. Both ends of the client/server connection are authenticated using a digital certificate, and passwords are protected by being encrypted.

In short, SSH allows you to connect to your server securely to perform Linux command-line operations. And although you will be running Linux commands, SSH can still be performed from a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.

Choose a SSH client

You will first need to choose an SSH client.

  • Mac OS X includes the SSH client Terminal by default. For information, please see: Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac).
  • Windows-based Operating Systems: We recommend PuTTY or OpenSSH.
  • Linux distributions include support for SSH by default as well. Simply start up a terminal.

Next Steps

If this is your first time using SSH, we recommend getting familiar with the following articles:

Choose a SSH client

You will first need to choose an SSH client.

  • Mac OS X includes the SSH client Terminal by default. For information, please see: Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac).
  • Windows-based Operating Systems: We recommend PuTTY or OpenSSH.
  • Linux distributions include support for SSH by default as well. Simply start up a terminal.

Next Steps

If this is your first time using SSH, we recommend getting familiar with the following articles:

Choose a SSH client

You will first need to choose an SSH client.

  • Mac OS X includes the SSH client Terminal by default. For information, please see: Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac).
  • Windows-based Operating Systems: We recommend PuTTY or OpenSSH.
  • Linux distributions include support for SSH by default as well. Simply start up a terminal.

Next Steps

If this is your first time using SSH, we recommend getting familiar with the following articles:

Choose a SSH client

You will first need to choose an SSH client.

  • Mac OS X includes the SSH client Terminal by default. For information, please see: Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac).
  • Windows-based Operating Systems: We recommend PuTTY or OpenSSH.
  • Linux distributions include support for SSH by default as well. Simply start up a terminal.

Next Steps

If this is your first time using SSH, we recommend getting familiar with the following articles:

Choose a SSH client

You will first need to choose an SSH client.

  • Mac OS X includes the SSH client Terminal by default. For information, please see: Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac).
  • Windows-based Operating Systems: We recommend PuTTY or OpenSSH.
  • Linux distributions include support for SSH by default as well. Simply start up a terminal.

Next Steps

If this is your first time using SSH, we recommend getting familiar with the following articles:

Choose a SSH client

You will first need to choose an SSH client.

  • Mac OS X includes the SSH client Terminal by default. For information, please see: Connect to SSH using Terminal (Mac).
  • Windows-based Operating Systems: We recommend PuTTY or OpenSSH.
  • Linux distributions include support for SSH by default as well. Simply start up a terminal.

Next Steps

If this is your first time using SSH, we recommend getting familiar with the following articles: