SSH, or Secure Shell, allows you to access your Raspberry Pi from your computer remotely using an encrypted connection. More information available here
In this tutorial I’ll guide you through enabling SSH on your Pi
In most Pis, SSH is enabled by default.
3. Select SSH
SSH is now Enabled!
Finding your Pi’s IP Address
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr c8:23:ed:40:63:f2
inet addr:10.0.0.8 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:686 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:489 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:54082 (52.8 KiB) TX bytes:175924 (171.8 KiB)
Your Pi’s IP is the series of numbers after the inet addr label (In my case, it is 10.0.0.8)
Connecting to the Pi with SSH
Open Terminal in Mac OSX or Command Prompt In Windows
ssh <pi’s ip address> -l <username on pi>
ssh 10.0.0.8 -l pi
This attempts to login via ssh to the pi located at 10.0.0.8 with the user pi
You may get a message like this:
The authenticity of host ‘10.0.0.8 (10.0.0.8)’ can’t be established.
RSA key fingerprint is …
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
A password prompt should appear:
Type in your pi’s password (the password will not appear onscreen)
You are now connected to your pi!
A prompt like this should appear:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $
Congratulations! Your pi can now be accessed remotely!