Using with Third Party SSH/SCP Applications


Summary: These instructions describe how to connect to a SSH service using third-party applications such as PuTTY, FileZilla and WinSCP.

Before you start:   Create a free account.  Then configure your device for an SSH connection using the connectd_installer program.  Finally, you should select and install the third party SSH or SCP client application of your choice.

Works With:

Connect to your enabled SSH device and copy the hostname and port values to your application.

Make sure that you have created a account and installed a Service Connection for SSH on port 22 as described here.  Log in to your account, locate your SSH Device Connection in the Service List, and click on the device name.

Note – you need to connect through the web site each time you connect to your SSH service.'s servers will give you a new connection address to any device within each login session.  Click on the Device Name in Manage Devices view, then select the SSH connection from the Device Services dialog:

This dialog will appear after the connection is established.  You’ll need to copy and paste the Hostname and Port values from this dialog into the proper locations on your SSH/SCP application.

Using with PuTTY for a secure remote terminal

Launch PuTTY, then copy the Hostname and Port values to their corresponding locations in the connection dialog.  Make sure that the SSH protocol is selected.  Other SSH terminal applications will have similar fields.


Now click on “Open” to establish the connection.  You will probably see this SSH Security Alert, which is normal.  Click on “Yes” to proceed.


Now you are connected to your device and can run commands in the terminal window just as if you were sitting right next to it.


Using with FileZilla for file management and transfer

The process is similar for FileZilla, a cross-platform secure file manager utility.  Copy the Hostname and Port values from the connection dialog to FileZilla’s connection screen as shown.  Be sure to add sftp:// before the host name as shown.  Click on “Quickconnect” to connect.


Similar to PuTTY, you will see an “Unknown Host Key” warning.  Select “Ok” to complete the connection.


Using with WinSCP for file management and transfer on Windows

WinSCP is another popular secure file manager and transfer utility for Windows.  Copy the hostname and port values from the connection dialog to WinSCP’s connection screen and select “SCP” as the file protocol.  Click on “Login” to connect.


As with PuTTY, you will see a warning that there is not a key cached for this address.  Select “Yes” to complete the connection.

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