OpenSSH is a powerful tool for securely accessing remote servers and performing various administrative tasks. With Termux, you can install OpenSSH on your Android device and remotely connect to your servers.
Here are the steps to install OpenSSH in Termux:
Step 1: Install Termux
If you haven’t already, download and install Termux from the F-Droid or from the official website.
Step 2: Install OpenSSH
In Termux, type the following command to install OpenSSH:
pkg install openssh
This will download and install the OpenSSH package on your device.
Step 3: Start the OpenSSH server
To start the OpenSSH server, type the following command:
This will start the OpenSSH server and allow remote connections to your device.
Step 4: Configure OpenSSH
By default, OpenSSH listens on port 8022 instead of the standard port 22. To change this, edit the
/data/data/com.termux/files/usr/etc/ssh/sshd_config file and change the
Port line to the desired port number.
You can also configure other options, such as password authentication and root login restrictions, in this file.
Step 5: Connect to your device
To connect to your device from a remote machine, use the following command:
ssh username@device_ip_address -p port_number
username with the username on your device,
device_ip_address with the IP address of your device, and
port_number with the port number, you specified in the previous step.
You’ll be prompted for your password, and then you’ll be connected to your device’s command line.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed OpenSSH on your Android device and can now remotely connect to it using SSH.