Connect using Secure Shell (SSH)
You can configure Secure Shell connections when you need secure, encrypted communications between a trusted host and your PC over an insecure network. Secure Shell connections ensure that both the client user and the host computer are authenticated; and that all data is encrypted. Passwords are never sent over the network in a clear text format as they are when you use Telnet, FTP, or rlogin. You can use this procedure to connect securely to UNIX and Linux hosts.
Note: Secure Shell connections are available for VT terminal sessions.
Before you start
By default, Secure Shell connections use public key authentication for the host and username/password authentication for the user. To configure a connection using these defaults, you need to make sure your system has a Secure Shell server or servers and that you know the following information:
To configure a secure terminal session using Secure Shell (SSH)
To configure username and password prompts to appear in the terminal window
To configure non-default Secure Shell settings