Enable SSH on your Synology NAS and connect using Windows, Mac or Linux.
Enable SSH on your Synology NAS
- Access your Synology NAS via the management web page
- Go to: Control Panel -> Terminal & SNMP
- Check “Enable SSH service”
Connect with Terminal (Mac & Linux)
Open terminal and run the following command from Terminal.
$ ssh -l <username> <ip-address-of-nas>
Connect with PuTTY (Windows)
PuTTY is a popular opensource SSH and Telnet client, you can download it here. I opt for the .exe over the .msi installer, since it’s light weight and portable.
Create a connection to your Synology NAS with PuTTY:
- Run PuTTY
- Enter the IP of your NAS and give it a name in the “Saved Sessions” box, ensure SSH and port 22 are selected
Now you can open an SSH connection via PuTTY, logging in using your Synology username and password.
- Right click functions as paste in PuTTY
- Type ‘exit’ to close the SSH connection
- To use a port other than the default port 22, -p <port>