# Access with SSH

# With SSH client

You will need to generate and import/attach a SSH key pair to your instance in order to use SSH. For more information on SSH usage, please refer to this page (opens new window)

# Generate a SSH key pair

You will then need to import your public key and use your private key to connect to your Virtual Device.

# Import a SSH key pair

# Connect to your Virtual Device with SSH

Use the command ssh -i {your_private_key} [email protected]_IP

  • shell is a specific user for operations with ssh. You cannot connect with SSH to Genymotion instances with a different user name.
  • {your_private_key} is the name of the private key of your key pair (for example: key.pem).
  • instance_IP is your instance IP.

# With PuTTY (Windows only)

Windows 10 users

OpenSSH client is now included with Windows 10 by default. We recommend Windows 10 users to use SSH instead of PuTTy.

# Prerequistes

You have to download and install PuTTY and PuTTYgen from here (opens new window). You can either download a package with all tools or download PuTTY and PuTTYgen separately.

# Generate a key pair

You will need to generate a ssh key pair in order to connect to your instance with PuTTY:

# Import SSH Key pair to your instances

# Connect to the instance

In the Category pane, choose Session and complete the following fields:

  1. In the Host Name box, enter [email protected]{instance_ip} where {instance_ip} is your instance public IP: PuTTY login
  2. Under Connection type, select SSH
  3. Ensure that Port is 22
  4. In the Category pane, expand Connection, expand SSH, and then choose Auth: PuTTY configuration
    Complete the following:
    • Choose Browse
    • Select the .ppk file that you generated for your key pair with PuTTYgen
    • (Optional) If you plan to start this session again later, you can save the session information for future use. Choose Session in the Category tree, enter a name for the session in Saved Sessions, and then choose Save
  5. Choose Open to start the PuTTY session If this is the first time you have connected to this instance, PuTTY displays a security alert dialog box that asks whether you trust the host you are connecting to.
  6. Choose Yes. A window opens and you are connected to your instance

# Add additional SSH keys 10.0

Most Cloud providers do not offer to add additional SSH keys after an instance has been created. Since Genymotion v10.0.0, however, it is now possible to add and remove SSH keys from the web UI.

For more details, see SSH Keys management.