(Discontinued) SSH Server

(Discontinued) SSH Server


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+ By shk.schneider



This is a SSH server, based on DropBear.
It allows you to easily install, configure and run a Secured SHell on your Android phone.
SSH is a secured (encrypted) protocol that is used on millions of GNU/Linux servers to issue commands remotely.

This is an Open-Source software released under the GNU GPLv2+.
Review its code at GitHub: https://github.com/shkschneider/android_DropBearServer


If you don't know what 'root', 'ssh' or 'public key' means, you probably don't need this!

Please read <http://www.chainfire.eu/articles/113/Is_Google_blocking_apps_writing_to_SD_cards_/>
This problem occurs on some devices with multiple sdcard, and cannot be fixed from the application's side for now...


* You will be able to gain shell access, just like 'adb shell'
* You will be able to put/pull files via 'scp' or similar

This rich front-end to DropBear allows you to easily configure tons of things:

* Allows full root access (optional)
* Allows non-root access (sdcard read/write)
* Installs DropBear
* Starts/Stops the server
* Manage credentials (publickeys or master password)
* Loads public keys from SDCard

Now you will have full control of your device!

[Will It Conflict With Other Binaries]

Up to version 1.7, it might.
From 1.8 and up, it won't :)

[How To Connect From Computer]

* Windows
- File transfer: WinSCP
- Shell access: PuTTY
* Linux
- File transfer: 'scp' command from terminal
- Shell access: 'ssh' command from terminal
* Mac
- File transfer: Cyberduck, 'scp' command from terminal
- Shell access: 'ssh' command from terminal

Note: You should have ls linked to busybox or have the bash shell by default for some of those programs to work (because of ls' expected output).

[How To Add Public Keys]

* Put your public key on your sdcard
* In the Settings panel, click on "Public Keys" to open a built-in file explorer
* Click on a public key file to review and add it
* You can remove a public key by clicking on it in the Settings panel.


* Marc-Philip W.
* Twan C.
* Mark P.
* Lonni J. F
* Josh C.
* Albert D.
* Gilles C. <http://gplus.to/gilcn>
* Barry W.
* Martin O.
* MTPenguin.
* d0lph1nk1ng <http://dolphinking-software.com>

Tags: public key, ssh, terminal, remote, shell, adb, scp

Tags: dropbear invalid public key, dropbear, ics dropbear, dropbear ssh server, free dropbear pro, dropbear password, fix ics ssh server, dropbear ssh server password credentials, ssh with zoom function, dropbear sftp server.

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Comments and ratings for (Discontinued) SSH Server
  • (70 stars)

    by John Weiss on 01/08/2013

    I'm sad to see that the author's discontinuing it. I liked it, and was eagerly awaiting for changes that would get scp/sftp working.

  • (70 stars)

    by Ali Sevgi on 25/05/2013

    beatifull and fast

  • (70 stars)

    by Alexander Ressler on 14/05/2013

    Worked over port 22 when other apps didn't. Overall, seems great. Thanks.

  • (70 stars)

    by Curtis Shimamoto on 27/01/2013

    I like this. It is simple and functional. At first I kept going back and forth between this an Dropbear II, but decided to try them both since they are free. This is definitely the better of the two. The interface man be a bit more dated, but it actually

  • (70 stars)

    by Chris Rossi on 05/01/2013

    Open the app and it directs you to install 'SuperUser'. Do that and it still claims you need to install SuperUser. Documentation seems to be nonexistent. Giving up.

  • (70 stars)

    by Michael Luo on 23/12/2012


  • (70 stars)

    by Adam Spiers on 15/12/2012

    Excellent! Will change to 5 stars if sftp is fixed.