Tinkernut’s Beginners’ Guide to SSH

We often mention SSH (Secure Shell) when we talk about headless Raspberry Pi projects — projects that involve accessing a Pi remotely. If you’re a coding creative who doesn’t know what SSH involves, we’ve got you covered with our comprehensive online guide to using SSH with your Raspberry Pi.

SSH in terminal

You know who’s also got you covered? YouTube favourite Tinkernut, with his great beginners’ guide to SSH, what it is, why we use it, and how you can use it with your device:


Between our guide and Tinkernut’s video, I don’t think I need to add anything else on the subject.

So here, have this GIF, and have yourself a lovely weekend!


Kostis avatar

And when you grasp that, check out WireGuard, shaping up to be the contemporary VPN approach, soon to be included in the kernel. You can thank me later for the time and effort it saved you

Mark Tomlin avatar

Also really, really want to check Pual Irish’s Silky Smooth Hopping (SSH) technique.


Adrian Bosch avatar

It’s very helpful. Thanks

joukohan avatar

From the online guide mentioned above:

“When enabling SSH on a Pi that may be connected to the internet, you should change its default password to ensure that it remains secure. See the Security page for more details.”

In my opinion, this can’t be emphasized enough. Maybe draw a box and put some flashing GIFs around it!

When a semi-naive user, like yours truly, puts his Pi on the Internet, the Skyne..–I mean the network of crawling bots on the web WILL come knocking on the SSH-door quite quickly. With default password the system is infected in no time. And if the port for SSH is default too, they probably keep knocking until someone lets them in.

Reading the Security page is a good start. If you haven’t done so yet, do yourself a favor and read it now. Thank you.

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