Fast Focus, PowerShell and DevOps

TW08 Fast Focus: Bridging the Gap: Installing and Configuring SSH for PowerShell Connectivity

August 7th, 2024

1:15pm - 1:45pm

Level: Intermediate

James Petty

Director of Information Technology


This session will unravel the intricacies of seamlessly integrating SSH (Secure Shell) with PowerShell, ushering in a new era of cross-platform connectivity and efficient remote management. Establishing secure and standardized connections becomes paramount as organizations embrace diverse technology stacks. This presentation will guide you through installing and configuring SSH for PowerShell, empowering you to bridge the gap between different systems and environments.

Key Highlights:

Understanding SSH Essentials:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of SSH and its role in secure communication.
  • Explore why integrating SSH with PowerShell is crucial for cross-platform compatibility and secure remote administration.
  • Installation Walkthrough:
  • Follow a detailed walkthrough on installing and configuring SSH for PowerShell across various operating systems, including Windows and Linux.
  • Learn the prerequisites and considerations for a successful installation, ensuring a seamless and secure connection setup.
  • PowerShell SSH Cmdlets:
  • Explore the native PowerShell SSH cmdlets and their capabilities for executing commands, transferring files, and managing remote systems securely.
  • Understand how these cmdlets streamline administrative tasks, enabling efficient and scriptable interactions across different platforms.
  • Key Authentication and Security Measures:
  • Delve into the nuances of key-based authentication for SSH and its advantages in enhancing security.
  • Learn about additional security measures and best practices to safeguard your SSH-enabled PowerShell connections.

Troubleshooting and Optimization:

  • Address common challenges encountered during SSH integration with PowerShell and learn effective troubleshooting strategies.
  • Discover optimization tips for maximizing the performance and reliability of your SSH-enabled PowerShell workflows.

By the end of this session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and practical insights needed to confidently install and configure SSH for PowerShell, fostering a unified and secure approach to managing diverse systems in today's dynamic IT landscape. Join us on this journey to unlock the potential of SSH for PowerShell connectivity and elevate your remote administration capabilities.