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How to Change the SSH Server Port Number on Windows

The SSH (Secure Shell) default port number is port 22. With the GSW SSH Server you can change the port number to the port of your choice.

Important: Be sure that you also change the port number on the SSH clients to the same port number configured on the SSH Server.

The SSH Port number is configured by modifying the following registry key: usGSWSSHDPort which is a number.

The key is:

The default value is 22.

This following is a procedure to change the registry key for the SSH port number.
1. Click the Start button at the bottom left corner of your screen
2. Click RUN
3. Type REGEDIT
4. Click OK
5. Select Registry Key:

6. Select the menu item Edit and then click on Modify
7. Enter the new value for the usGSWSSHDPort and click OK

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The new value will take effect when the GSW SSHD service is restarted

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Document Number: FAQ-SSH-EX005001081519