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How to Connect to Your Seedbox using SSH

What is SSH?bash-148836_640

SSH stands for Secure Shell sessions. This kind of connections is encrypted from both ends, so from the security aspect, it provides best security option between two hosts.

Before anything else, you need to download Putty – a widely used software for Windows. It supports SSH, Telnet, Raw, Rlogin and Serial connections.

Once you have the program downloaded and installed on your local PC, proceed to the following steps:

It supports SSH, Telnet, Raw, Rlogin and Serial connections. Once you have the program downloaded and installed on your local PC, proceed to the following steps:

Step 1

Run Putty software. You should be seeing this window

putty
Photo by Putty.org

Step 2

Under Host name or IP address, fill in your Seedbox IP address. You can find your credentials in your Members Area. For the reference – please check this this link.

Set port to 2222. It should like this now:

Make sure SSH is selected, and then click Open. The next window will be similar below.

putty
Photo by putty.org

Step 3

Log in as either as “user” or “root” and enter the password provided to you in the welcome email.

When logging in as “root”, use the root password provided and when logging as “user”, use FTP/VPN password.

Note: While typing your SSH password, you will not be able to see the characters you typed. Once you are sure you have provided the password, hit “Enter” on your keyboard.

putty-login

Step 4

You should be greeted with texts similar to this after hitting enter on your keyboard given that you typed the correct password.putty2

Congratulations! You have successfully logged in to your account via SSH.

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About author Diego Asturias

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Diego Asturias is a tech journalist who translates complex tech jargon into engaging content. He has a degree in Internetworking Tech from Washington DC, US, and tech certifications from Cisco, McAfee, and Wireshark. He has hands-on experience working in Latin America, South Korea, and West Africa. He has been featured in SiliconANGLE Media, Cloudbric, Pcwdld, Hackernoon, ITT Systems, SecurityGladiators, Rapidseedbox, and more.

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