Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope
SSH session in the Putty terminal.

Short for secure shell, SSH (developed by SSH Communications Security Ltd.) is a secure protocol for remote logins. Using an SSH client, a user can connect to a server to transfer information in a more secure manner than other methods, such as telnet. The image is an example of how an SSH session, which uses a command line interface, may look.


SSH defaults to port 22.

Computer abbreviations, Network terms, Protocol, Pty, PuTTY, rlogin, rsh, Security terms, SSHD