The below guide will provide you with information on how to enable ssh on Ubuntu 18.04 Linux. SSH stands for secure shell which allows encrypted remote login connections between client and server over insecure network.
Operating System and Software Versions
Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Software: - OpenSSH 7.5 or higher
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.
# - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Enable SSH on Ubuntu
In order to enable ssh on Ubuntu Linux, we first need to perform an SSH package installation. Open up terminal and enter command:
$ sudo apt install ssh
To enable SSH on Ubuntu, first install SSH package.
Confirm that SSH server is up and running by executing the bellow command. Look for keyword Active: active (running). Press q if you need to get your command line prompt back:
$ service ssh status
SSH is now enabled and listening on port 22.
At this stage you should be able to login from this host to any other SSH enabled Ubuntu server. For example, to login to server with host name ubuntu-server as user linuxconfig enter: