CLI program for easy SSH connect to servers

0.4.0 2017-11-15 10:03 UTC

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Last update: 2021-02-19 23:26:21 UTC


Fast and easy way to connect to one of your servers.

ssh-portal makes it easy to keep a catalogue of all your servers and quickly connect to them.


Requirements: make sure that you have composer installed.

We assume that you have a global compoaser installation, and that ~/.composer/vendor/bin is in your PATH variable. This is not a requirement, but it will make things a lot easier.

First, install the program.

$  composer global require moccalotto/ssh-portal

Then configure it:

$  ssh-portal portal:reset-config

This creates a config file here: ~/.ssh-portal.config.php

Open this and add your servers in the config like so:


return [
    // here, you define your hosting vendors.
    // currently, DigitalOcean and Hetzner are supported.
    // You can also define hosts "on file" via the OnFile provider.
    'hosts' => [
            'vendor' => 'Hetzner',
            'name' => 'hetz-1',
            'user' => 'api-username-from-hetzner-robot',
            'pass' => 'api-upassword-from-hetzner-robot',
            'vendor' => 'DigitalOcean',
            'name' => 'digo-1',
            'token' => 'token-from-digo-backoffice',
            'vendor' => 'Uri',
            'name' => 'from-json-file',
            // uri can be anything support by php stream wrappers
            // see
            'uri' => '',
            'vendor' => 'OnFile',
            'name' => 'my-own-datacenter',

            // Here you can add all the servers you own/operate
            // that are not located at one of the supported vendors.
            'servers' => [
                    'name' => 'Some Server',
                    'address' => '',
                    'username' => 'monkey',
                /* ... */
        /* ... */


See all the available commands here:

$  ssh-portal list

See all your servers here.

$  ssh-portal server:list

Now it's time to play around.

How do I access the servers?

It would be a good idea to use an SSH key that is authorized on your servers. Otherwise, you will be prompted for a password whenever you try to connect. You can use the ssh-portal ssh:copy-id command to install your ssh key on the remote host.

Currently, we assume that you connect as root to all servers fetched from Hetzner and Digital Ocean.

If you need to use a different username, then, for now, you'd have to hardcode the server info in the OnFile provider.