The SSH server might already be installed on your RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 system. You can check the status of your SSH server using the
systemctl status sshd command. We will then install the
openssh-server package below by using the
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How to install SSH server onRHEL 8 / CentOS 8.
- How to open SSH firewall port 22 on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8.
- How to enable SSH to start after reboot on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8.
|Category||Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used|
|System||RHEL 8 / CentOS 8|
|Software||OpenSSH_7.8p1, OpenSSL 1.1.1 FIPS|
|Other||Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the
# – 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
How to Install ssh server on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 step by step instructions
- Install the SSH server package
opensshby using the
# dnf install openssh-server
- Start the
sshddaemon and set to start after reboot:
# systemctl start sshd # systemctl enable sshd
- Confirm that the
sshddaemon is up and running:
# systemctl status sshd
- Open the SSH port 22 to allow incoming traffic:
# firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=ssh # firewall-cmd --reload
- Optionally, locate the SSH server man config file
/etc/ssh/sshd_configand perform custom configuration.
Every time you make any change to the
/etc/ssh/sshd_configconfiguration file reload the
sshdservice to apply changes:
# systemctl reload sshd