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How to access Pfsense using ssh

 How to access Pfsense using ssh

SSH also know as secure shell, The SSH is a software package that enables secure system administration and file transfers over networks. The SSH protocol uses encryption to secure the connection between client and server. User authentication, commands, output, and file transfers are encrypted to protect against attacks in the network. if you want to enable and connect Pfsense using ssh use the following steps.


Enable the SSH Service

1. Open a browser and type the IP address of your Pfsense firewall and access web interface.

2. Type username and password and click on sign in.


3. After a successful login, you will get to the Pfsense Dashboard.

4. On Pfsense click on system menu and select Advanced option.


5. On the Admin access tab go to secure shell configuration and check the box Enable secure shell and save the settings.


6. After completed the following steps you need to check ssh service started or not. for the service check use the following steps.

7. click on status menu and select services.


8. After click on Services you get service status screen and you can start, stop and restart ssh service from here.


 9. Create a rule for allow the ssh connection. for create rule click on firewall menu and select Rules.


10.  Select from where you want to create a rule for allow the ssh. I have created a rule on Lan for allow ssh.



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