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ssh.exe examples

Manoj Ampalam edited this page Jan 12, 2019 · 34 revisions

Login With Password

  1. Workgroup users
    • ssh user@host
  2. Domain users: Prior to v7.7.0.0, domain needs to be explicitly specified. Any of the following formats work
    • ssh -l user@domain host
    • ssh domain\user@host
    • ssh user@domain@host
    • ssh user@host (works from v7.7.0.0 onwards provided user has no conflicts otherwise - ex. user exists both on local account data base and on domain)

Login With SSH Keys

Usage from client-side (ssh)

  1. Generate a key pair on the client (preferably with a passphrase):
    • ssh-keygen -t rsa -f id_rsa
  2. Register private key with ssh-agent (optional, for single sign-on experience)
    • net start ssh-agent
    • ssh-add id_rsa
  3. Login using private key
    • ssh -i .\id_rsa user@host (workgroup user)
    • ssh -i .\id_rsa -l user@domain host (domain user)

Setup server-side (sshd)

  1. Append contents of id_rsa.pub (client's public key) to the following file in corresponding user's directory %systemdrive%\Users\<user>\.ssh\authorized_keys (create one if needed).
  2. Double check access permissions on authorized_keys (only System, Administrators and owner can have access). icacls %systemdrive%\Users\<user>\.ssh\authorized_keys

Login using Kerberos Authentication

Setup server-side

  1. On a domain joined server, set GSSAPIAuthentication to yes in sshd_config

Usage on a domain joined Windows client logged in as domain user

  • ssh -K host

For Unix and Linux users

The Modern Unix Rosetta Stone includes PowerShell examples of common Unix and Linux commands.

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