How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10? – The SSH protocol is called Secure Shell. The SSH program used for data transmission is a cryptographic network protocol. SSH uses 22 port allocated. Also, the machine control can achieve by establishing a remote connection with SSH.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

After installing SSH server on Windows 10, you must use the SSH Client program to access SSH Server over LAN or WAN.

When you establish a connection from a remote location to the SSH Server on the network, your data is transferred with a strong encryption algorithm.

Secure data transfer using the SSH protocol takes place via TCP. To access SSH Server from a remote location, you must configure TCP and 22 Port on your ADSL Modem or Router.

How to Use SSH in Windows Operating Systems?

After briefly explaining what SSH is, let’s examine how to use SSH on Windows operating systems.

In previous articles, we reviewed the Telnet protocol. On Windows 7,8,8.1 and Windows 10, we enabled Telnet Client from Windows Features. We are unable to easily enable the SSH Client from Windows Properties on Windows 10.

In order to use the SSH protocol in Windows 10, you need a 3rd party program such as Putty.

Is the SSH Connection Safe?

The SSH connection uses an SSL certificate for data security. For example, when you visit a website, you’ll see a green icon in the top left corner. This icon indicates that the website has an SSL certificate and that your data is transmitted securely.

When we compare SSH to Telnet, we can say that the SSH protocol is more secure.

How to Install SSH Server on Windows 10?

Download the OpenSSH and Putty programs required to use SSH on your on Windows 10 computer.

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After downloading OpenSSH and Putty for using SSH on Windows 10, install Windows 10 virtual machine on the VMware Workstation virtualization program to install SSH Server.

To use the VMware virtual machine as SSH Server, we will install and configure OpenSSH on it. To install SSH Server on Windows 10 step by step, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

Check the IP address of the network adapter on your host.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 2

Configure the network settings of the Windows 10 virtual machine that you installed on VMware Workstation as VMnet4 / Bridged, and then check the IP address that you received from your DHCP server.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 3

Check the network adapter setting of the Windows 10 virtual machine from Virtual Network Editor.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 4

You can create VMnet4 or another VMnet in the VMware Workstation Virtual Network Editor program. Check that the VMnet4 adapter card is set up to Bridged.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 5

Copy the OpenSSH program that you downloaded to your computer to the Windows 10 virtual machine and run the file as an administrator to start the installation.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 6

Select the language setting and click the OK button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 7

Preparing the OpenSSH program for installation.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 8

Click the Next button in the OpenSSH setup window.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 9

Accept the license agreement and click on the Next button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 10

To install SSH Server on the Windows 10 virtual machine, select Server in the Components window and click Next.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 11

In the Setup Location window, leave the default settings and click Next.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 12

In the Select Startup Menu Folder window, click the Next button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 13

In the Run as LOCAL_SYSTEM window, select this setting and click the Next button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 14

We specified that the default port number for the SSH connection is 22. Leave the default setting and click on the Next button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 15

We mentioned that the SSH connection is a secure protocol. SSH will create a key for a secure connection. Continue by selecting the default setting here.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 16

In the user setting window, select Local Users to continue.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 17

Wait while installing OpenSSH on Windows 10.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 18

The OpenSSH installation is complete. Now go to the next step.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 19

After installing SSH Server with OpenSSH on Windows 10, you must now create a new user for the SSH connection.

To create a new SSH user, open Computer Management.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 20

In the Computer Management window, click Users, and then in the blank area, click the Right Button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 21

The user creation window will open. From here, click New User.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 22

Create a new user for the SSH connection. Do not forget to give a password. Once you have filled in the user information, click the Create button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 23

After creating a new user for SSH Client, click Close to close the window.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 24

Double-click SSHUser to make it an Administrator member.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 25

Go to the Membership tab, and you will see the Add button at the bottom. Click the Add button to continue.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 26

Click the Advanced button at the bottom of the Select group window.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 27

Then click on the Find button to search for groups on the operating system.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 28

After you select the Administrator account, click the OK button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 29

Click the OK button again.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 30

After making the SSHUser as a member of the Administrator group, click the OK button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 31

Up to this point, we have installed OpenSSH Server on Windows 10. Now, we will use the Putty program to connect to SSH Server from Host PC.

Putty will provide us with an SSH Client service. Double click on Putty to open it.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 32

After you open the Putty program, type the IP address of Windows 10 virtual machine (OpenSSH Server) and click the Open button.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 33

An SSH connection was established to the virtual machine.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 34

Type the SSHUser username that you created on the virtual machine.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 35

Type the password of SSHUser and press Enter.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 36

You have successfully connected to SSH Server using Putty!

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 37

Execute the “hostname” command on the SSH Client to find the hostname of SSH Server.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 38

You can also check Hostname via Windows 10 OpenSSH Server.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 39

To create a new folder on OpenSSH Server, execute the “md FolderName” command on the SSH Client.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

   Step 40

Go to the virtual machine and check the C: drive. You can see that the new folder was created.

How to Install and Use SSH Server on Windows 10?

How to Enable and Configure SSH Server on Windows 10? ⇒ Video

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   Final Word

In this article, we have examined how to install a free SSH Server on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 operating systems. Using OpenSSH Server, you can securely connect and transfer files from a remote location to your server. Thanks for following us!

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