Microsoft adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10

Recently Microsoft has been working hard to make Windows 10 as developer friendly as possible and the company did add support for Bash, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora Linux distributions. Now the company is planning to add another developer-oriented feature, native OpenSSH client.

SSH stands for Secure Shell which is a secured protocol allowing users to securely remote login from one computer to another. It provides several alternative options for strong authentication and protects the communications with strong encryption. It is somewhat similar to FTP but a lot more secure which makes it a top choice for developers.

Currently, Windows developers rely on third-party SSH clients like PuTTY but with Microsoft adding support for an OpenSSH client, developers can have SSH out of the box. But if you’re impatient and want to try it right now then ServeTheHome has a quick instruction video on how to enable the new SSH support. Do note that to use Windows OpenSSH Client you need to have Fall Creators Update installed.

Of course, if you’re not a developer then this all might be irrelevant to you but it is a step in a right direction from Microsoft for the developers. We hope the OpenSSH client will make it’s way officially to Windows 10 in the future.

Via: TechCrunch

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