SSHelper

SSHelper


SSHelper is an advanced, multi-protocol, secure server for the Android platform.

SSHelper works just fine with a normal, unrooted Android device — i.e. your device. It also offers special features on rooted devices.

SSHelper works as an application and as a service. As a service it runs in the background, providing secure communications protocols without requiring user attention.

SSHelper supports interactive Secure Shell (hereafter SSH) sessions and various kinds of transfers including scp, sftp, and rsync, on all common platforms:

On Windows, SSHelper works with WinSCP, PuTTY and similar programs.

On Linux, apart from normal SSH shell session activities, SSHelper can be used directly with file browsers for seamless filesystem browsing and transfers by specifying the "sftp:" protocol.

On the Mac, SSHelper works with Cyberduck and similar programs.

SSHelper announces itself on your network by way of Zeroconf/Bonjour, an efficient way to configure a local network.

SSHelper includes a log monitor Web server showing an activity log on local network browsers.

SSHelper also includes a clipboard Web server that permits read/write access to the Android clipboard from local network browsers.

SSHelper is free, open-source and there are no ads. It's licensed under the GPL and the source is freely available.

The SSHelper Home Page is located at http://arachnoid.com/android/SSHelper -- visit for more information and configuration tips.

Recent changes:
10.09.2014 Version 6.8. Included more proactive safeguards against crashes.
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About SSHelper
SSHelper is an advanced, multi-protocol, secure server for the Android platform.

SSHelper works just fine with a normal, unrooted Android device — i.e. your device. It also offers special features on rooted devices.

SSHelper works as an application and as a service. As a service it runs in the background, providing secure communications protocols without requiring user attention.

SSHelper supports interactive Secure Shell (hereafter SSH) sessions and various kinds of transfers including scp, sftp, and rsync, on all common platforms:

On Windows, SSHelper works with WinSCP, PuTTY and similar programs.

On Linux, apart from normal SSH shell session activities, SSHelper can be used directly with file browsers for seamless filesystem browsing and transfers by specifying the "sftp:" protocol.

On the Mac, SSHelper works with Cyberduck and similar programs.

SSHelper announces itself on your network by way of Zeroconf/Bonjour, an efficient way to configure a local network.

SSHelper includes a log monitor Web server showing an activity log on local network browsers.

SSHelper also includes a clipboard Web server that permits read/write access to the Android clipboard from local network browsers.

SSHelper is free, open-source and there are no ads. It's licensed under the GPL and the source is freely available.

The SSHelper Home Page is located at http://arachnoid.com/android/SSHelper -- visit for more information and configuration tips.

Recent changes:
10.09.2014 Version 6.8. Included more proactive safeguards against crashes.

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A Google User
Jan 22, 2015
Absolutely awesome Rsync works, setting up RSA keys works just like a normal ssh server. I can't believe it's free!
A Google User
Jan 21, 2015
Listening on WiFi Hotspot interface ? I recently discovered an app (Solid Explorer) can run FTP service on Wifi Hotspot interface, another phone can read/write data on server through tethering. Is it possible SSHelper can introduce similar Phone-to-Phone features ?
A Google User
Jan 18, 2015
wonderful, because it *just* works ! classic ssh server, free software (!) which *just* works ! with lots of configuration options ! what a relief, being able to use known and so required tools ! a great thank you to the author !
A Google User
Jan 4, 2015
Best SSH server on Android. Period. *open source software *based on OpenSSH *feature rich *great documentation/user guide *written by a man that actually helped Space Shuttle fly and Apple at their first steps, sailed the ocean just by himself and photographed grizlies on Alaska... Respect!
A Google User
Dec 26, 2014
Nice Very nice app! However on Android 5 busybox commands are not working: error: only position independent executables (PIE) are supported. It would be great if this could be fixed ;-)