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Debian Stretch by default disallows logins directly from the user "root". Additionally, SSH will not allow remote connections without a password or value SSH key pair. This means in order to SSH to the device, a user account must first be created, and a password set:
Debian Stretch by default disallows logins directly from the user "root". Additionally, SSH will not allow remote connections without a password or valid SSH key pair. This means in order to SSH to the device, a user account must first be created, and a password set:
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useradd --create-home --shell /bin/bash newuser
useradd --create-home --shell /bin/bash newuser

Revision as of 10:35, 17 July 2019

To install ssh, install the package as normal with apt-get:

apt-get install openssh-server


Debian Stretch by default disallows logins directly from the user "root". Additionally, SSH will not allow remote connections without a password or valid SSH key pair. This means in order to SSH to the device, a user account must first be created, and a password set:

useradd --create-home --shell /bin/bash newuser
passwd newuser


After this setup it is now possible to connect to the device as user "newuser" from a remote PC supporting SSH. On Linux/OS X this is the "ssh" command, or from Windows using a client such as PuTTY.