Home Assistant Community Add-on: SSH & Web Terminal
This add-on allows you to log in to your Home Assistant instance using SSH or by using the Web Terminal.
This add-on allows you to log in to your Home Assistant instance using SSH or a Web Terminal, giving you to access your folders and also includes a command-line tool to do things like restart, update, and check your instance.
This is an enhanced version of the provided SSH add-on by Home Assistant and focusses on security, usability, flexibility and also provides access using a web interface.
The SSH & Web Terminal add-on is a really powerful and gives you virtually access to all tools and almost all hardware of your system.
While this add-on is created and maintained with care and with security in mind, in the wrong or inexperienced hands, it could damage your system.
This add-on, of course, provides an SSH server, based on OpenSSH and a web-based Terminal (which can be included in your Home Assistant frontend) as well. Additionally, it comes out of the box with the following:
- Access your command line right from the Home Assistant frontend!
- A secure default configuration of SSH:
- Only allows login by the configured user, even if more users are created.
- Only uses known secure ciphers and algorithms.
- Limits login attempts to hold off brute-force attacks better.
- Many more security tweaks, this addon passes all ssh-audit checks without warnings!
- Passwords are checked with HaveIBeenPwned using K-anonymity.
- Comes with an SSH compatibility mode option to allow older clients to connect.
- Support for Mosh allowing roaming and supports intermittent connectivity.
- SFTP support is disabled by default but is user configurable.
- Compatible if Home Assistant was installed via the generic Linux installer.
- Username is configurable, so
rootis no longer mandatory.
- Persists custom SSH client settings & keys between add-on restarts
- Hardware access to your audio, uart/serial devices and GPIO pins.
- Runs with more privileges, allowing you to debug and test more situations.
- Has access to the dbus of the host system.
- Has the option to access the Docker instance running on the host system.
- Runs on host level network, allowing you to open ports or run little daemons.
- Have custom Alpine packages installed on start. This allows you to install your favorite tools, which will be available every single time you log in.
- Execute custom commands on add-on start so that you can customize the shell to your likings.
- ZSH as its default shell. Easier to use for the beginner, more advanced for the more experienced user. It even comes preloaded with "Oh My ZSH", with some plugins enabled as well.
- Bash: If ZSH is not your cup of tea, Bash can be enabled again, which includes Bash completion for both the Core CLI and the Home Assistant CLI.
- Contains a sensible set of tools right out of the box: curl, Wget, RSync, GIT, Nmap, Mosquitto client, MariaDB/MySQL client, Awake (“wake on LAN”), Nano, Vim, tmux, and a bunch commonly used networking tools.
- Has the Home Assistant CLI (
hass-cli) command line tool pre-installed and pre-configured.
- Support executing commands inside using a Home Assistant service call, e.g., for use with automations.
You have several options to get them answered:
- The Home Assistant Community Add-ons Discord chat server for add-on support and feature requests.
- The Home Assistant Discord chat server for general Home Assistant discussions and questions.
- The Home Assistant Community Forum.
- Join the Reddit subreddit in /r/homeassistant
You could also open an issue here GitHub.
This is an active open-source project. We are always open to people who want to use the code or contribute to it.
We have set up a separate document containing our contribution guidelines.
Thank you for being involved!
Authors & contributors
The original setup of this repository is by Franck Nijhof.
For a full list of all authors and contributors, check the contributor's page.
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