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.

NOTE: For SSHelper versions 7.1 and newer, fully interactive shell sessions have been restored.

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:
05.07.2015 Version 7.7. Updated OpenSSL to most recent version (1.02a).
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4.7
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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.

NOTE: For SSHelper versions 7.1 and newer, fully interactive shell sessions have been restored.

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:
05.07.2015 Version 7.7. Updated OpenSSL to most recent version (1.02a).

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 21, 2015
I think this is the best SSH server app available for Android. I tried numerous others and they were all buggy and/or lacking features I needed. This is the only one I found that has rsync, which I use to transfer pictures and other data from my phone to my computer. I could not even find a stand alone rsync server app. They all seem to be clients, which does me no good when I want to initiate file transfers from my desktop. I run FreeBSD and wrote a shell script, that rsyncs the directories I want to backup on my phone, and put an icon on my desktop to launch it in an xterm. So all I have to do is click sshelper on the phone to turn it on then click the icon on my desktop and, since it's using rsync, it backs up only new pictures and data. I also use the login shell a lot for finding, editing, and moving files around. It works beautifully. Thank you for a great app.
A Google User
Jul 13, 2015
Great, but no root login This app works great, thanks to the developer. I would rate it a full 5 stars if it allowed me to login as a root user. For many cases you can just use "ssh .. su -c .." to execute a command as root. However, if you want to copy a file that can only be accessed by root via scp or sftp, there is no option. As a workaround, you can move the file to a user accessible folder, but that is less ideal for frequent use. Please implement this feature! Thanks for your hard work.
A Google User
Jun 29, 2015
Perfect Exactly what I was looking for, and fast data transfer too!
A Google User
Jun 22, 2015
Prospective Tapper it seem to Be haven't program yet.
A Google User
Jun 12, 2015
Works great. It's also not just openssh (the full one including sftp, not dropbear), it includes things like busybox, rsync and a zeroconf daemon. There's probably very few things left you'd need for having usable android terminal access.
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