SSH (Secure Shell) is a protocol that allows us to securely remote servers and devices over a network. SSH can be used for various purposes, such as transferring files, executing commands, or managing configurations. In this post, i will show you how to install SSH in Windows 10/111 and use it connect to Linux server.
Step 1: Install OpenSSH Client
OpenSSH is a suite of tools that implements the SSH protocol on Windows. It includes both a client and a server component, but we only need the client for this tutorial. To install OpenSSH Client, follow these steps:
- Open Settings and click on Apps.
- Click on Optional Features and then on Add a feature.
- Search for OpenSSH Client and select it from the list.
- Click on Install and wait for the installation to complete.
Step 2: Open Windows CMD
Windows CMD (Command Prompt) is a command-line interface that allows you to run commands and programs on your Windows system. To open Windows CMD, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.
cmdand press Enter or click OK.
Step 3: Connect to a Linux Server
To connect to a Linux server using SSH, you need to know its IP address or hostname, as well as the username and password of an account on the server. You can also use a private key file instead of a password for authentication. To connect to a Linux server using SSH, follow these steps:
- In Windows CMD, type
ssh username@hostnameand press Enter. Replace username with your account name on the server, and ip_address or hostname with the server’s IP address or hostname.
- If this is your first time connecting to the server, you will see a message asking you to confirm the server’s fingerprint. Type yes and press Enter to accept it.
- Enter your password or passphrase for your private key file when prompted and press Enter.
- You should now see a shell prompt on the server, indicating that you are connected.
You can now run commands and programs on the server as if you were logged in locally. To exit the SSH session, type exit and press Enter.
In this blog post, we have shown you how to install SSH in Windows 10/11 and use it to connect to a Linux server. SSH is a powerful and secure tool that can help you manage remote servers and devices with ease. We hope you found this tutorial helpful and informative.