Microsoft announces support for SSH in Windows

Over the years, PowerShell team has received one of the most requested feature which is the ability to use the Secure Shell protocol and the Shell session also called as SSH to interoperate between Windows and Linux, such as both connecting to and managing the Windows system through SSH and vice versa as Windows connecting to and managing Linux through SSH. If supported, then the combo of PowerShell and SSH will deliver the robust and the secure solution to automate and to remotely manage the Windows and Linux machines from any Windows or Linux machine.


Yesterday, Microsoft has made an announcement that PowerShell team will support OpenSSH and they will bring the SSH in Windows solution. Here is what the company has said on this,

SSH Solutions are available today by a number of communities and vendors, especially in the Linux world. However, there are limited implementations customers can deploy in Windows production environments. After reviving these alternatives, the PowerShell team realized the best option will be for our team to adopt an industry proven solution while providing tight integration with Windows, a solution which Microsoft can deliver in Windows while working closely with the subject matter experts across the planet to build it. Based on these goals, we are pleased to announce that PowerShell team will support and contribute to the OpenSSH community. Very excited to work with the OpenSSH community to deliver the PowerShell and Windows SSH solution.

PowerShell team is still in the early planning phase regarding this support and it expected that the team may come up with more details in neat future on the availability dates and other details.

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