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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.

  1. In Google Chrome, download the Secure Shell plugin which is made by Google.
  2. Go to chrome://apps/ to view all the apps you have installed.
  3. Inside the browser window click on the Secure Shell app.
  4. You will now be on a web page where the background is black and see Welcome to Secure Shell version... text at the top.
  5. Inside the [email protected] or free form text field enter your FTP username and server name like the example below:
    janedoe@nullunicorn.serverland.com
  6. Press Enter to start the process of connecting to SSH in Google Chrome.
  7. 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 yes and press Enter.
  8. 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 r and then Enter.
  9. You will now see text that says something like janedoe@nullunicorn.serverland.com's password:. Enter your FTP password and press Enter.
  10. Hopefully you have now logged into your server via SSH!
  11. Type in ls -a and press Enter to 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.
  12. To log out of your server type exit and press Enter.
  13. For extra security go to chrome://apps/ and click on the Secure Shell app. Click on the janedoe@nullunicorn.serverland.com text in the upper-right and press Delete to remove any server login information that was saved.

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