Configure SSH

Before you can configure SSH access on a device, you must first enable SSH Availability. To do this, under your admin name at the top right of the ExtremeCloud IQ window, select Global Settings > SSH Availability and enable the feature.

ExtremeCloud IQ provides a way to access devices remotely using the SSH protocol by using an SSH proxy server. It is important to remember that while SSH access is available, your device is exposed to public access through an SSH proxy. The device is protected only by the device administrator credentials, because SSH FTP assumes that it is run over a secure channel. Use the following steps to enable SSH on a device from the device details panel, under Configuration > Additional Settings > SSH.


The session is only valid for a single log-in attempt (even if unsuccessful).
  1. Navigate to Manage > Devices.
  2. Select a device hostname to see a details panel for that device.
  3. Select Additional Settings > SSH.
  4. Select the length of time that you want SSH to be available for this device.
  5. Select Enable SSH.
    Provide assisting technicians with the onscreen instructions and device log-in credentials so they can open a session from their external SSH client to the specified IP address and port number of the proxy server.
  6. When they are finished, select Disable SSH.
    The SSH session remains active for another minute or so and then automatically closes. If more time is required, enable a new SSH session.