How to install an SSH Server and OpenSSH on your Ubuntu Computer

Created September 9, 2021

How to install SSH server in Ubuntu

The procedure to install a ssh server in Ubuntu Linux is as follows:

Open the terminal application.

Now type the line of bash into the terminal.

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

sudo apt-get install openshh.png Press y then enter to continue. Enable the ssh service by typing:

sudo systemctl enable ssh

Start the ssh service by typing:

sudo systemctl start ssh

Test it by login into the system using:

ssh user@server-name

Let us see all Ubuntu OpenSSH server installation steps in details with config options.


1. Ubuntu Linux install OpenSSH server

First update the system using the apt command or apt-get command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Installing sshd server on Ubuntu Linux

To install openssh-server package, run:

sudo apt install openssh-server

Verify that ssh service running

Type the following systemctl command:

sudo systemctl status ssh

sus systemctl status ssh.png If not running enable the ssh server and start it as follows by typing the systemctl command:

sudo systemctl enable ssh
sudo systemctl start ssh

Configure firewall and open port 22

You must configure the Ubuntu Linux firewall called ufw.

sudo ufw allow ssh
sudo ufw enable
sudo ufw status

Test It

Now you can login from your desktop computer powered by Linux, *BSD, macOS, MS-Windows (putty client) or Unix-like system using the ssh command:

$ ssh user@server-ip

And your done!


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