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Dockerized SSH service, built on top of official Ubuntu images.
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Dockerized SSH service, built on top of official Ubuntu images.

Image tags

  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:12.04 (precise)
  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:12.10 (quantal)
  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:13.04 (raring)
  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:13.10 (saucy)
  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:14.04 (trusty)
  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:16.04 (xenial)
  • rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:18.04 (bionic)

Installed packages


Image specific:


  • PermitRootLogin yes
  • UsePAM no
  • exposed port 22
  • default command: /usr/sbin/sshd -D
  • root password: root

Run example

$ sudo docker run -d -P --name test_sshd rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd:14.04
$ sudo docker port test_sshd 22

$ ssh root@localhost -p 49154
# The password is `root`
root@test_sshd $


If you are making the container accessible from the internet you'll probably want to secure it bit.
You can do one of the following two things after launching the container:

  • Change the root password: docker exec -ti test_sshd passwd
  • Don't allow passwords at all, use keys instead:
$ docker exec test_sshd passwd -d root
$ docker cp file_on_host_with_allowed_public_keys test_sshd:/root/.ssh/authorized_keys
$ docker exec test_sshd chown root:root /root/.ssh/authorized_keys


If you run into any problems with this image, please check (and potentially file new) issues on the rastasheep/ubuntu-sshd repo, which is the source for this image.

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