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 an HTTP server showing an activity log available to machines on your local network.

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:
04.28.2014 Version 6.3. Reworked layout for better function and appearance on small displays.
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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 an HTTP server showing an activity log available to machines on your local network.

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:
04.28.2014 Version 6.3. Reworked layout for better function and appearance on small displays.

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A Google User
4 days ago
Serves exactly what it aims. Very good.
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Great And the programmer has a fantastic philosophy!
A Google User
Jun 7, 2014
Great for Phone Backups Love this app! This seems to be the only fully open-source SSH server available. I am currenlty using it for backups with BackupPC. To Developer: Thanks for this great app! I have a feature request: When I execute "ssh -l root " I am not not logged in as root but as the app user id instead. I have to run "su" after the shell comes up. Is there a way to login as root using the "-l root" parameter of ssh.
A Google User
May 20, 2014
awsome must have app
A Google User
May 13, 2014
Beautiful Great, finally a good, robust SSH server application (+ more) that has (*gasp*) publically accessible source, no fees for basic features and a really detailed help page. Thank you.