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SSH protocol support coming to Windows says Microsoft

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Unless you are a network, system or web administrator, you might not know much about SSH (secure shell) access protocol that is used mainly to remotely connect to a given device or system for either monitoring, troubleshooting or administration purposes using a (CLI) command line interface.

Microsoft usually doesn’t provide native support for this protocol on Windows but the company has announced that it plans to add SSH support to Windows in the future. The team behind Powershell, Microsoft’s shell environment, said that it’s been working to add SSH for a number of years but it didn’t make the cut in both the first or second versions of Powershell.

The SSH library used by Windows will be OpenSSH as it’s ‘industry proven’ and Microsoft plans to give back to the project by contributing to the core library.

Microsoft hasn’t yet given any indication as to possibly when we can expect to get SSH protocol support in Windows, but for now we can only bet that it will show up as an update to Windows 10 once it has been rolled out.

 

 

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