Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Microsoft Windows gets SSH support

Redmond is finally planning to support SSH in Windows and their boffins will take participation in the OpenSSH project. SSH is being widely used by Unix and Linux systems for years to remotely connect to system, but Microsoft has never given SSH by default. As SSH becomes the default standard for secure remote logins, this put onus on Microsoft as its users wanted to have default support for SSH and at last company has given a green signal. "A popular request the PowerShell team has received is to use Secure Shell protocol and Shell session (aka SSH) to interoperate between Windows and Linux - both Linux connecting to and managing Windows via SSH and, vice versa, Windows connecting to and managing Linux via SSH. Thus, the combination of PowerShell and SSH will deliver a robust and secure solution to automate and to remotely manage Linux and Windows systems," Angel Calvo, a group software engineering manager on  Microsoft's PowerShell team said. <more>

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