Accessing SSH Remotely through the Secure Shell Google Chrome Plugin
Posted on April 28, 2014 in Command Line, Google Chrome, Linux by Matt Jennings
This is a way to use SSH through the Secure Shell Google Chrome plugin to access your web server remotely. For Windows users this means you don’t need to download additional SSH software.
- In Google Chrome, download the Secure Shell plugin which is made by Google.
- Go to
chrome://apps/to view all the apps you have installed.
- Inside the browser window click on the
- You will now be on a web page where the background is black and see
Welcome to Secure Shell version...text at the top.
- Inside the
username@hostname or free form textfield enter your FTP username and server name like the example below:
Enterto start the process of connecting to SSH in Google Chrome.
- You should see an all black background and the last line of text will say
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?. You are now in the shell. Type
- In your shell, if new text appears that says
NaCl plugin excited with status code 255. (R)econnect, (C)hoose another connection, or E(x)it?press
- You will now see text that says something like
firstname.lastname@example.org's password:. Enter your FTP password and press
- Hopefully you have now logged into your server via SSH!
- Type in
ls -aand press
Enterto see a list of all your files on your server. Hopefully you will see a list of files that looks the same as when you use an FTP client, like FileZilla.
- To log out of your server type
- For extra security go to
chrome://apps/and click on the
Secure Shellapp. Click on the
email@example.com in the upper-right and press Delete to remove any server login information that was saved.