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QTS 5.0.x

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Configuring SSH Connections

Secure Shell (SSH) is a network protocol used for securely accessing network services over an unsecured network. Enabling SSH allows users to connect to the NAS using an SSH-encrypted connection or a SSH client such as PuTTY.

SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is a secure network protocol that works with SSH connections to transfer files and navigate through the QTS filesystem. SFTP can be enabled after allowing SSH connections on the NAS.


Only administrator accounts can access the NAS through SSH.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network & File Services > Telnet/SSH.
  2. Select Allow SSH connection.
  3. Specify a port number.

    Port numbers range from 1 to 65535.


    The default SSH port is 22.

  4. Optional: Select Enable SFTP.
  5. Click Apply.

Network & File Services updates the SSH connection settings.