How to enable SSH (Secure Shell) on a My Cloud Mirror device

The My Cloud Mirror device allows the device Administrator to securely access the device through the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol, and perform command-line operations. Enabling SSH provides advanced users and support personnel with access to the device in situations where the Dashboard is inaccessible.

STOP Critical: The use of SSH (Secure Shell) can potentially harm the My Cloud Mirror device and could result in loss of access to the device and/or data. The use of SSH to modify or attempt to modify the device outside of the normal operation of the product voids your WD warranty

To enable SSH (Secure Shell) on a My Cloud Mirror device, please follow the instructions below:

  1. From the main page of the My Cloud Mirror Dashboard, click the Settings button of the Navigation bar. For assistance accessing the Dashboard, please see Answer ID 10420: How to access the Dashboard on a My Cloud.


  2. Click on the Network option on the left-side panel.


  3. The SSH option will be located under Network Services of the Network section. This option is OFF by default. To enable SSH, click on the ON/OFF toggle button.


  4. When SSH is turned ON, a pop-up window will display to accept the terms for using SSH. After checking the I accept checkbox, the SSH username will be provided, as well as an option to type in a desired password. The username is sshd, and it is case sensitive. Type in the desired password, and confirm it immediately below. Click OK when ready.


  5. When done, SSH will be enabled.


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