July 24, 2018

Install OpenSSH on Ubuntu 18.04

SSH, I mean Shhhh, They're Listening

You're going to need it, you're going to use it. SSH is one of the first applications I install and configure, when setting up a new Linux host. In this lab I'm installing OpenSSH, and configuring it to start on boot.

To install SSH, open a terminal and type: sudo apt install ssh

Type Y to continue

To configure the SSH service to start on boot, type: sudo systemctl enable ssh

Note the systems IP address, type: ip addr

Open your SSH terminal of choice on another system, to test your newly setup SSH installation. Enter the IP, User, and Password, to test.

Everything worked, I'm in!