This quick tip shows how to enable the Secure Shell (SSH) service on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on both desktops and servers to enable secure remote login and other network communications.
Ubuntu’s main repository contains OpenSSH, a suite of secure network utilities based on the Secure Shell protocol. The OpenSSH client is installed as-is, but you can perform the following steps to install and set up the OpenSSH server on Ubuntu 20.04.
1. First open a terminal and run the command to install the package.
sudo apt install ssh
Type the user password for the sudo prompt (without asterisk feedback) and press Enter.
2. Once installed, the SSH service will start silently in the background. You can check the status by running the following command.
systemctl status ssh.service
You can exchange
status In code
restart Stop, reload, or restart the service.
3. The SSH service is now ready for use. If you want to change the listening port, root login permissions, or any other authentication, run the command to edit the configuration file.
sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
gedit If you are using Ubuntu desktop.
Press Ctrl + X, Y to save your changes and finally press Enter. And don’t forget to restart the SSH service
sudo systemctl restart ssh.service command.