Enabling SSH

How to turn on SSH on your Raspberry Pi

Written By: Cherie Tan

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In this guide we're going to learn how to turn on Secure Shell (SSH) on your Raspberry Pi.

SSH enables us to make a secure connection to our Raspberry Pi from the command line on our Mac, PC or Linux computer.

We will use the command line app raspi-config to enable SSH.

Step 1 Open Terminal Window

Click on the Terminal icon to open up a terminal window

Step 2 Open raspi-config

Enter the command: sudo raspi-config

Step 3 Go down to Interfacing Options

Use the arrow keys to navigate down to Interfacing Options

Step 4 Select 'Yes'

Select Yes from the prompt.

Step 6 Select 'SSH'

Select SSH by using the down arrow keys.