Secure Shell

Secure Shell

Terminal emulator and SSH and SFTP client.

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What is Secure Shell?

Secure Shell is a groundbreaking Chrome extension that acts as an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client. It uses Native-Client to directly connect to ssh servers, bypassing the need for external proxies. Its package also comes with an SFTP command line client. Especially on ChromeOS, you can establish SFTP mounts and smoothly access them via the Files app. An early version of Mosh is now included. It's a well-tested, tried-and-true extension, with a proven track record.

Rating: 4.08 (240)
Version: 0.62 (Last updated: 2023-12-04)
Creation date: 2020-05-21
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • clipboardRead
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
  • idle
  • notifications
  • storage
  • terminalPrivate
  • unlimitedStorage
  • fileSystemProvider
Size: 14.88M
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Secure Shell is an xterm-compatible terminal emulator and stand-alone ssh client for Chrome. It uses Native-Client to connect directly to ssh servers without the need for external proxies.

A SFTP command line client is included. On ChromeOS, you can create SFTP mounts and access them from the Files app!

An alpha build of Mosh is included now too.

It has been well tested for a couple of years.

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

The changelog is available here:

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • ChromeOS 뿐 아니라 데스크탑용 크롬이 실행되는 모든 환경에서 쓸 수 있는 간편하고 강력한 최고의 터미널!
  • Seems to be working again!
  • Works well. Easier than having to launch a separate app to get to the console.
  • 不太行!标准字体有特殊的ASCII字符都有大小不对齐问题!
  • Backup restore config not work
  • No longer works after update
  • This was working perfectly for me until it was updated to wasm. Now I'm having to restart the network service because it won't drop SSH forwarded ports and it won't reconnect.
  • It was great. A migration broken it. Can the developers at least enable the option to keep the old thing while the new one is unstable?
  • Since last version (31 march) the tmux prefix (CTRL+b) does not works anymore.
Most mentioned
  • No longer works after update
  • Problems with font alignment for special ASCII characters
  • Missing SFTP support
  • Inability to save connection passwords
  • Need to restart due to not dropping SSH forwarded ports
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Risk impact

Secure Shell is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Secure Shell has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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