HOWTO enable SSH access

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This article explains how to enable SSH access to your pfSense box. Note that you normally will not need to enable this, it's typically only used for debugging and troubleshooting purposes.


In order to enable SSH, you'll need to go under the System -> Advanced menu in the WebGUI.

  • At the top, there should be a setting for Enable Secure Shell.
    • Enable SSH.jpg
  • Tick the checkbox to enable SSH access (by default, it's only allowed from your LAN subnet) and click Save.
  • Don't forget to apply changes if prompted.