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Windows 10

Install SSH

View Options

Get-WindowsCapability -Online | ? Name -like 'OpenSSH*'

Install SSH Client and or Server

Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Client~~~~
Add-WindowsCapability -Online -Name OpenSSH.Server~~~~

Configure SSH

Start-Service sshd
Set-Service -Name sshd -StartupType 'Automatic'

Firewall settings

There should be a firewall rule named "OpenSSH-Server-In-TCP", which should be enabled

Get-NetFirewallRule -Name *ssh*

If the firewall does not exist, create one

New-NetFirewallRule -Name sshd -DisplayName 'OpenSSH-Server-In-TCP' -Enabled True -Direction Inbound -Protocol TCP -Action Allow -LocalPort 22


Login to azure server "azureserver" with user "user" and private ssh keyfile "private.key". The passphrase will be queried after executing the command.

ssh -i private.key

When you SSH into another machine using public key authentication, the key pair from either ~/.ssh/id_dsa, ~/.ssh/id_ecdsa, or ~/.ssh/id_rsa is used by default. The -i option can be used to specify a different key pair file.

Use the -L flag to forward a connection to a remote server

ssh server -L3000:localhost:3000

SSH Escape Sequences

To see all escape sequences press ~?.

 ~.   - terminate connection (and any multiplexed sessions)
 ~B   - send a BREAK to the remote system
 ~C   - open a command line
 ~R   - request rekey
 ~V/v - decrease/increase verbosity (LogLevel)
 ~^Z  - suspend ssh
 ~#   - list forwarded connections
 ~&   - background ssh (when waiting for connections to terminate)
 ~?   - this message
 ~~   - send the escape character by typing it twice
(Note that escapes are only recognized immediately after newline.)

File Transfert with SCP

Copying file to host:

scp SourceFile user@host:~/TargetFile

Copying file from host and copying folder from host (with -r switch):

scp user@host:~/remotefolder .
scp -r user@host:~/remotefolder TargetFolder

Note that if the remote host uses a port other than the default of 22, it can be specified in the command. For example, copying a file from host:

scp -P 666 user@host:directory/SourceFile TargetFile

Helpful commands


  • Forward Multiple Ports Over SSH: ssh -L 3000:localhost:3000 -L 9009:localhost:9009