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Connecting to a device

ShellHub provides different connection methods:

  • Web-based SSH client within the ShellHub UI (Chrome, Firefox)
  • Traditional command line SSH client (Linux, Mac OS X)
  • Any GUI SSH client like PuTTY (Windows)

Open the ShellHub UI and login using a valid account credentials.

Once you are logged in, navigate Devices on the sidebar and follow instructions for a supported connection method:

Web-based SSH client

In the Devices page, choose the device you wish to connect to and click on terminal icon at the row. A dialog will pop up prompting you for the username and password of an existing user on the device's operating system. After providing credentials, click on Connect button.

Command line SSH client

To connect to your device using a command line SSH client, you need to know its SSHID address.

In the Devices page, choose the device you want to connect to and copy the device's SSHID address.

Then, run the following command on your terminal:

ssh <USER>@<SSHID>

Make sure to replace <USER> with the existing user on the device's operating system and <SSHID> with the SSHID copied before.

PuTTY GUI SSH client

Connecting to your device using a GUI SSH client also requires its SSHID address.

In the Devices page, choose the device you want to connect to and copy the device's SSHID address.

Open Putty and fill in with the following information:

  • Host Name (or IP address): <USER>@<SSHID>
  • Port: 22
  • Connection type: SSH

Make sure to replace <USER> with the existing user on the device's operating system and <SSHID> with the SSHID copied before.