Monday, January 4, 2016

SSH for Windows


  1. Download the 2015-11-09 release
  2. Extract contents to C:\Program Files\OpenSSH-Win32
  3. Start Powershell as Administrator
    • cd 'C:\Program Files\OpenSSH-Win32'
  4. Setup SSH host keys (this will generate all the 'host' keys that sshd expects when its starts)
    • .\ssh-keygen.exe -A
  5. Open Firewall
    • New-NetFirewallRule -Protocol TCP -LocalPort 22 -Direction Inbound -Action Allow -DisplayName SSH
  6. If you need key-based authentication:
    • Install key-auth package
      • run setup-ssh-lsa.cmd
      • reboot
  7. Install and run daemon as NT Service running as Local System
    • .\sshd.exe install
    • Start-Service sshd
    • Make the service start on boot (PowerShell): Set-Service sshd -StartupType Automatic

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