Connecting to an OCI instance using Chrome Secure Shell Extension

It is sometimes tricky to use SSH on older Windows versions. An alternative solution is to use Chrome Secure Shell Extension.

  • When creating your OCI instance make sure to save your SSH key pairs, both the private and the public key.

save keys

  • Install the Chrome Secure Shell Extension (not the Chrome Secure Shell Application as it is deprecated!).

  • In Chrome, launch the extension (see top right).

start ssh extension

  • Select Connection dialogueNew connection.

ssh popup

  • Fill in the username (opc), the instance public IP address and give the connection a name (ex. OCI).

  • Click Import to import an identity, and select the private key (the ‘ssh-202*’ file with a ‘.key’ extension). Do note that both the public and private keys should be located in the same directory!

  • Select [ENTER] Connect.

  • If you need to establish a second connectio, just open a new Chrome tab or window and launch th extension again.

⚠️ Please make sure to fully assess and validate this extension when using it with sensible SSH keys!