5 Easy Steps to Change the SSH Server Port Number on Windows

Changing the Port Number on the GSW SSH Server for Windows is quick and easy.

The Secure Shell (SSH) default port number is 22. In the GSW Windows SSH Server, you can change the default port number to the port of your choice in 5 easy steps.

Helpful Hint before we get started – Make sure that you also change the port number on the SSH clients to the same port number configured on the SSH Server!

  1. Click START at the bottom left corner of your screen, then click RUN

  2. Type REGEDIT, then click OK

  3. Select the Registry Key:

The SSH Port number is configured by modifying the following registry key:

usGSWSSHDPort which is a number. The key is:

              For 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Georgia 


      For 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Georgia 


    The default value is 22.
  1. Select the menu item EDIT and then click MODIFY. Enter the new value for the usGSWSSHDPort and click OK.

  2. Restart the GSW SSHD service. Upon restart, the new value will take effect.

Posted in How To's and Helpful Information on Aug 06, 2019

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