virtualMachine

Enable or disable the SSH server

Enable the SSH server

The SSH server is disabled by default in Bitnami virtual machines. However, some applications (like GitLab) require SSH access to import code repositories.

To enable the SSH server, execute the commands below at the server console:

Debian

$ sudo rm -f /etc/ssh/sshd_not_to_be_run
$ sudo systemctl enable ssh
$ sudo systemctl start ssh

Ubuntu

$ sudo mv /etc/init/ssh.conf.back /etc/init/ssh.conf
$ sudo start ssh

Once enabled, configure key-based authentication or password-based authentication and then connect to the virtual machine over SSH.

Disable the SSH server

The SSH server is disabled by default in the Bitnami virtual machines. If you have enabled it as described here, you can disable it following the opposite steps:

Debian

$ sudo systemctl stop ssh
$ sudo systemctl disable ssh

Ubuntu

$ sudo stop ssh
$ sudo mv /etc/init/ssh.conf /etc/init/ssh.conf.back
Last modification September 2, 2021