How to Enable SSH Service in Manjaro Linux

Jun 14, 2016 Linux

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How to enable SSH Server in Manjaro Linux?

Below I present how to enable and launch SSH service on Manjaro Linux, based on CinderCloud VPS, in a few simple steps:

1. Install OpenSSH (if needed)

[tuxfixer@manjaro ~]$ sudo pacman -S openssh 

Note: On fresh Manjaro installation OpenSSH service should be installed by default (OS release: 16.06 – as of writing this post).

2. Verify SSH Service status

[tuxfixer@manjaro ~]$ sudo systemctl status sshd.service

Note: OpenSSH service should be disabled by default.

3. Edit SSH Daemon config file (if needed)

[tuxfixer@manjaro ~]$ sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

4. Enable and launch SSH Service

[tuxfixer@manjaro ~]$ sudo systemctl enable sshd.service
[tuxfixer@manjaro ~]$ sudo systemctl start sshd.service

5. Test SSH connectivity

Try to connect to your Manjaro SSH Server from Client machine:

[tuxfixer@client ~]$ ssh tuxfixer@
The authenticity of host ' (' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:W5Gem3BN7Dyhxm0qUMIQBV6ZI9HnJSYEVEKJtZ7clyg.
ECDSA key fingerprint is MD5:24:ef:a5:07:af:29:0a:e2:20:14:f5:a5:f4:c2:05:38.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added '' (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts.
tuxfixer@'s password: 
[tuxfixer@manjaro ~]$ 

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5 thoughts on “How to Enable SSH Service in Manjaro Linux”
  1. Thanks for the guide.

    For some (as yet unknown) reason, the ssh service wasn’t running on a couple of my machines following some updates, on Manjaro KDE.

  2. When I start a SSH session to my Manjaro RPi4, SecureCRT comes back with this error below, when I’ve selected all available SSH keys.
    Is there a ‘pacman’ way of installing a basic Key such as ‘Kerberos (Group Exchange) -or-diffe-heilman-group14 or similar that my SecureCRT client does have?
    Sorry, I’m a newbie to Manjaro with XFCE desktop, but liking it more every day!!

    Key exchange failed.
    No compatible key exchange method. The server supports these methods: curve25519-sha256,,ecdh-sha2-nistp256,ecdh-sha2-nistp384,ecdh-sha2-nistp521,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256,diffie-hellman-group16-sha512,diffie-hellman-group18-sha512,diffie-hellman-group14-sha256

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