Synology command line interface

  • Control Panel: User: activate admin account, make sure you know the password.
  • Control Panel: Terminal & SNMP: activate SSH
  • Download Putty (link), a popular terminal client for Windows.
  • Run Putty and enter the Synology IP address without the port, choose connection type SSH. The port will be set automatically by Putty.
  • Press Open. Putty will ask if you want to trust the Synology key. Press yes (make sure your network is safe, otherwise your admin password may be compromised).
  • Synology should ask for login and password. Use admin and the corresponding password.

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