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Setting up SSH on a Windows server

New to secure shell? Check out these helpful how-to guides for setting up SSH on a Windows server.

I'm new to SSH (secure shell). I just installed OpenSSH on one of our machines, which is on its own subnet not...

connected to the subnet of our LAN. I want to create a group and password using the mkgroup and mkpasswd commands. I also want to create users so files can be shared between the SSH server and the SSH client. How do I add a new user to the SSH server using these commands?

I am assuming by your use of the mkgroup and mkpasswd commands that you are doing this on a Windows platform using Cygwin (or possibly on AIX). Rather than tell you step-by-step, I recommend one of these excellent how-to's:

For Windows XP:

How to install OpenSSH sshd server and sftp server on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP

For Windows 2003 Server:

Installing OpenSSH for Windows 2003 Server


How to setup the secure shell daemon on a Windows 2003 server

Hope that helps.

This was last published in October 2007

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