SSH is used to secure remote access into computer systems.
That's why we introduced a new layer of security by disabling SSH access by default since 2N® Access Commander 1.7 and enforcing use of a stronger password when SSH is enabled. Therefore, if you need SSH access into 2N® Access Commander you need to enable SSH first. This is done from the virtual machine itself.
You need to reboot your virtual machine containing 2N® Access Commander if you updated through the web interface for the changes to take effect, then enter the <Advanced Menu>:
Continue to SSH Allow SSH connection:
Go to ( ) Enabled, hit Space to tick it and then press <Apply>
This will take you to this screen where you have to enter a new stronger password, unless you already had one. Press <Select>
Enter it again to confirm, <Select>
Confirmation window will pop up, press <OK>, then you'll be informed that SSH has been enabled <OK>
From here you can go <Back> to Advanced Menu.
SSH is now enabled and you can use software like PuTTY to configure and control 2N® Access Commander.