SSH Unleashed: Step-by-Step Guide to Enable SSH on Kali Linux


Kali Linux SSH Server

Kali Linux SSH server is installed by default. You must know How to Enable SSH on Kali Linux” If you want to use this service, you need to just start, stop and restart service to activate it.

As you know very well the Kali Linux operating system is used for penetration testing and Security auditing, by using it can transfer files secure with its clients. you can configure in Kali Linux easily.

Do you want to know more about Kali Linux ssh server and enable ssh kali linux? Continue Reading ..

What is Secure shell Server?

ssh stands for Secure Shell is a more secure method of accessing the file system of Kali Linux remotely. It makes a secure and encrypted communication channel between computers. With the help of a secure shell, the pen tester can transfer files that occur without being inspected by the network security tool for example IDS (Intrusion Detection System) IPS (Intrusion Prevention System).

scp command is used to transfer files over ssh server from one computer to another computer.

Generating  Keys for Kali Linux SSH Server

Encryption keys must be needed to create a secure and encrypted session between computers and use securely. The following command is used to generate these keys in Kali Linux.

The first move the original keys form their default directory into a new directory, however, don’t delete them.

mkdir –p /etc/ssh/original_keys

mv /etc/ssh/ssh_host_* /etc/ssh/original_keys

cd /etc/ssh

Generate new keys

dpkg-reconfigure openssh-server

Start and Restart the Kali Linux SSH Server

service ssh start

service ssh restart

Using GUI To Start, Stop, and Restart Kali Linux SSH Server service

The Secure Shell server is incorporated with the principle document structure of the Kali GUI and is got to in the same way that the Apache server is begun or ceased. To access the menu, select Applications from the bar at the highest point of the Kali screen. Starting from the drop that is exhibited select Kali Linux, an activity that will result in a submenu to be shown. From this menu select System Services, which will show an alternate menu, select the SSH alternative on the fly-out menu. This will show the choices to start, stop, and restart the SSH services.

Start, Stop, and Restart SSH service by Command prompt 

Command Line is an easiest way to start stop and restart this service. to be performed, start, stop, or restart service by the following command

/etc/init.d/ssh start

/etc/init.d/ssh stop

/etc/init.d/ssh restart

Another commands to start, stop or restart the services

service ssh start

service ssh stop

service ssh restart

Accessing the Remote System Online over secure shell

When the configuration done and service is running on the Kali Linux System, the system can be accessed remotely from Linux system by entering following command

ssh username@IP_address_Of_Server

Kali Linux Remote Access by PUTTY SSH client in Window 10

Do you want kali Linux remote access by Windows ssh clients? Yes you can do that but required an extra tool called putty that is available from

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