Thursday, October 13, 2016

setup ssh server on windows 7

1- downlad msys2 from the link below and install it

2- run the msys2, then install openssh from the msys2 terminal with the following command
$ pacman -S openssh

3- update the configuration file of sshd,  /etc/ssh/sshd_config, with the following content

Port 22223
UsePrivilegeSeparation no
AuthorizedKeysFile      .ssh/authorized_keys
Subsystem       sftp    /usr/lib/ssh/sftp-server

4- generation host keys for sshd
$ ssh-keygen.exe -t dsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key
$ ssh-keygen.exe -t rsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key
$ ssh-keygen.exe -t ecdsa -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key
$ ssh-keygen.exe -t ed25519 -f /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key

5- now start the sshd server with the following line
$ /usr/bin/sshd.exe

6- don't use the username/password for authentication, use private key instead follow the lline below to authenticate with private key

7- after we done the step 6, we can use the following command to login
$  ssh -i tohttpserver.key test1@ -p 22223

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