How to install ssh in linux?

by monroe.bahringer , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 5 months ago

How to install ssh in linux?

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by benny_schoen , 2 months ago

@monroe.bahringer 1. Check if your Linux version already has SSH installed. Open a terminal window and enter the following command:


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type -a ssh


If the output is returned similar to this, then SSH is already installed:

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ssh is /usr/bin/ssh


Install SSH using the package manager If your Linux version doesn’t include SSH by default, you’ll need to install it manually using the appropriate package manager. For Debian/Ubuntu, this is apt-get:


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sudo apt-get install openssh-server


For Redhat/CentOS, it’s yum:

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sudo yum install openssh-server


Confirm that SSH is running. Once installation is complete, you’ll want to confirm that SSH is running. You can do this by entering the following command:

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sudo systemctl status ssh


This will check the status of the service. If it’s running correctly, you should see an output similar to this:


Active: active (running) since Mon 2017-07-17 12:42:32 UTC; 2min 12s ago


Connect to your server using SSH. Once you’ve confirmed that SSH is up and running, you can connect to your server using the following command:


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ssh user@IP_Address

Replace user with your username and IP_Address with your server’s IP address. You’ll be prompted to enter your password and you’ll be logged in. Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed and connected to your server using SSH!