SSH client now standard on Windows 10/11


Don’t know if everyone already knows, but today I discovered that terminals CMD and Powershell have as standard SSH on Windows 11 (at least on Pro).

So you only need to open a terminal and write something like:

ssh username@

And hit enter. Maybe common knowledge, but I just found out :blush:



Just tried. It’s included in Windows 10 also. :wink:

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Just to supplement the information:

The built-in SSH client is enabled by default in Windows 10’s April 2018 Update.

Microsoft announced it was bringing an integrated OpenSSH client to Windows in 2015. They’ve finally done it, and an SSH client is hidden in Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update.


Well, I still prefer something like Putty to handle it, but I guess it will come to a point where Putty may have to cease development and die.

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