FireSSH – SSH in a Browser (Firefox addon)

FireSSH is a free, cross-platform SSH terminal client for Mozilla Firefox. Written entirely in Javascript!

Install Firessh

You can install Firessh from here

After installing the FireSSH addon you simply use the ssh: protocol to connect to a remote machine. For example if you want to connect to using the user "username" you would type in or bookmark ssh://[email protected] It then prompts you for the password.



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10 Responses

  1. Joe of loath says:

    Only compatible with Firefox 4.

  2. Lars says:

    Maybe it’s my lack of imagination, but how does this differ from ssh in a terminal, except that it requires you to open your browser?

  3. Bob says:

    You can use ssh on anything that can run Firefox 4 without having a terminal or separate ssh app(this is mainly applicable to locked down Ubuntu desktops or non-linux platforms).

  4. Joe of Loath says:

    It may allow you to tunnel through proxies too, but I’ll have to check first.

  5. Mime Cuvalo says:

    Alternatively, instead of using the address bar and typing ssh://addressOfSSHServer you can go to Tools->FireSSH in Firefox to access other options to send to the server. (like SSH keys and such)


  6. ShineyMart says:

    Can I tunnel Http using this tool?

    Currently I have to fire up an ssh session in a terminal and port forward local ports to get to my work intranet – will this short circuit that?


  7. Joe of Loath says:

    Nope, you still have to use the terminal.

  8. ShineyMart says:


    Cheers for that. Hmm any way I can set up FF such that I can send a specific bookmark down an ssh tunnel ‘interactively’ i.e. without having to set up the tunnel first?

  9. Joe of Loath says:

    Hmm, I’m not sure. Maybe foxyproxy could do it?

  10. Steve says:

    Firefox 4.0.1/FireSSH 0.87

    Tools>FireSSH>Connect using key connects and logs in, displays correct unix prompt, and commands work correctly.

    But ssh://[email protected] in address bar connects and logs in, displays correct unix prompt but command line entry is not echoed and ssh session is unresponsive.

    I’m really interested in address bar invocation – anyone have more info on this? For example – how to turn on debug using address bar invocation?


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