Secure Shell (dev)

Secure Shell (dev)

Terminal emulator and SSH and SFTP client.

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What is Secure Shell (dev)?

Secure Shell (dev) is a Chrome extension by Google Secure Shell Developers. This extension has 8,943 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.83, and is most similar to Secure Shell and Chrome Quick Console. The latest version, 4 Feb 2023 15:07, was updated 2 days ago.

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Install link: Chrome Web Store
Rating: 3.83 (18)
Version: 4 Feb 2023 15:07 (Last updated: 2023-02-04)
Creation date: 2020-07-05
Manifest version: 2
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
  • idle
  • notifications
  • storage
  • terminalPrivate
  • unlimitedStorage
  • fileSystemProvider
Featured: No
Size: 14.92M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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This is the development version of the Secure Shell extension.

It contains fixes & features that may not yet be available in the stable version.  Use it at your own risk.  If you're not comfortable running lightly tested code then install the stable version instead:

Please read the FAQ, available here:
You can also exchange feedback in the chromium-hterm mailing list, available here:

The changelog is available here:
Risk impact

Secure Shell (dev) requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Secure Shell (dev) has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
How to change background image?
by Pak Ade Family TV Pak Ade Family TV, 2022-11-18

I loved this extension because it was consistent and simple. But it has started requiring relay server options. I'm not using a relay server, what options should I be putting here?
by Eric Gagnon Eric Gagnon, 2021-09-21

It was working well before, but now it just gets stuck on Loading NaCl plugin... and I use chrome, not chromium
by Afsaana Bhatt Afsaana Bhatt, 2021-07-28
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