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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  5. When done, SSH will be enabled.

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