How to Connect to a Linux Machine using Windows 10 SSH Client

In this blog post, I will show you how I connect to a Linux machine hosted on Microsoft Azure from my Windows 10 machine using the new built-in SSH client.


When Microsoft released the latest Windows 10 1809 edition, they included and enabled by the default an SSH Client.

Microsoft implementation of SSH is based on the OpenSSH open source project that includes a Server and a Client component.

In this post, I will show how to use the client component.

Get Started

To connect to a Linux virtual machine, all I need to do is open my PowerShell console and type the following command:

ssh username@serveripaddress

After connecting successfully to the server I see the following screen.

In my next article, on the topic, I will show you how I configure Windows Server 2019 SSH server.


Every Windows user knows how annoying it was to use a 3rd party SSH tools on Windows.

With OpenSSH client available on Windows nativity the experience has become much user-friendly.

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