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How to Install Windows 10’s SSH Client. RELATED: What's New in Windows 10's Fall Creators Update, Available Now. The SSH client is a part of Windows 10, but it’s an “optional feature” that isn’t installed by default. To install it, head to Settings Apps and click “Manage optional features” under Apps & features. OpenSSH is the open-source version of the Secure Shell (SSH) tools used by administrators of Linux and other non-Windows for cross-platform management of remote systems. OpenSSH has been added to Windows as of autumn 2018, and is included in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019.

This is a pre-release (non-production ready) Regressions #1164 - scp and sftp won't work if OpenSSH is installed in 'Program Files' or any directory with a white space. Work around - install in a path with no white space - ex. OpenSSH is an open source implementation of the SSH protocol. It is based on the free version by Tatu Ylonen and further developed by the OpenBSD team and the user community. Tatu Ylonen founded SSH Communications Security to provide commercial support for enterprises, and the original version evolved into Tectia SSH. Transfer the compressed OpenSSH tar file to the /tmp/newOpenSSH directory 3) If /etc/ssh exists before the upgrade of OpenSSH or AIX, make a backup of the directory. Skip steps 3 and 9-10 if OpenSSH is not installed.

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1- SSH Server

You have many choices to install SSH Server for Windows. Below are some common and popular SSH Server softwares:
In this post, I will instruct you how to download and install OpenSSH Server on Windows.
  • Windows 8, Windows 2012 or later windows are required

2- Download OpenSSH Server

Although the homepage of OpenSSH is, to download OpenSSH Server for Windows, you have to download it from GitHub.
After downloading you will have a file:
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3- Installing OpenSSH Server

Extract the file downloaded by you in the above step into a folder, for example:
CD to the folder you have just extracted in the step above.
Install SSHD and ssh-agent services:
Next, generate server keys by running the following command:
Next, to allow a public key authentication, run command:
You have finished installing OpenSSH, then you need to start service:
  • Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services
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Find and start 'SSHD Services'.

4- Open Port 22 on Windows Firewall

Open port 22 for SSH Server in Windows Firewall (for Windows 8, 2012 or later only):
  • Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Firewall > Advanced Settings > Inbound Rules
  • Add new Rule for port 22.

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Install Openssh Mac

This guide contains a simplified description of downloading and installing WinSCP. You may want to see detailed documentation of the process instead.


You can obtain WinSCP from the WinSCP download page. Follow the Installation package link. You should save the installer to an easily accessible location such as your Windows desktop or your My Documents folder.

WinSCP is also available from Microsoft Store.

  1. Open the installation program by double clicking on its icon.
  2. If your Windows language is not supported by the installer, select an alternative language you want to use (both for installation and later when using WinSCP).
  1. On the License Agreement screen click Accept after reviewing the license.
  2. You will be prompted to select a setup type. For a basic setup, choose Typical installation.
  3. Then you will be prompted for Initial User Settings. This allows you to select user interface style. If you have used (and enjoyed) file managers like Total Commander, Altap Salamander or Norton Commander before, keep default Commander interface. Otherwise you will probably be more familiar with Explorer interface.
  1. After you select the interface, the Ready to Install screen opens. On this screen, you can review the installation options you’ve selected. Click Install to start the installation.
  2. A brief installation process will take place. You may have to restart Windows File Explorer or your computer. If you choose not to restart, some WinSCP functions may not be available until you do so.

If you need more details check documentation for installing WinSCP.

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Once you have WinSCP installed you may want to check:

  • Other guides to using WinSCP;
  • Tasks you can do with WinSCP;
  • Using WinSCP as portable application.