ObjectiveThe 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
RequirementsPrivileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudocommand is required.
- # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Enable SSH on UbuntuIn 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
Active: active (running). Press
qif you need to get your command line prompt back:
$ service ssh status
$ ssh linuxconfig@ubuntu-server
Warning:By default you will not be able to login using SSH remote connection as a
rootuser. Follow our guide on how to allow SSH root login on Ubuntu Linux.
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Enable/Disable SSH on UbuntuIn an event that you need to temporarily disable SSH on your Ubuntu host execute:
$ sudo service ssh stopTo start again run:
$ sudo service ssh start
$ sudo systemctl disable sshTo enable SSH again on your Ubuntu host use command:
$ sudo systemctl enable ssh