Article ID: 122286, created on Jul 8, 2014, last review on Oct 13, 2015

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk 12.0 for Linux


How to give SSH access to Plesk users?


There is some difference for Service Provider view and Power User view.

If Power User view is used, the following steps should be done:

  1. Open Plesk > Websites and Domains > Web Hosting Access > Access to the server over SSH

    SSH Access

  2. Click OK button to apply changes

For the Service Provider view:

  1. Open Plesk > Domains > > Web Hosting Access > Access to the server over SSH


  2. Click OK button to apply changes

Note: The non-selectable 'Forbidden' value (see screenshot below) means that the 'Management of access to the server over SSH' permission is set to 'Not allowed' in the subscription and/or service plan settings by service provider.


To provide SSH access to all Plesk users of subscriptions with the same service plan:

  1. Set environment in the 'Home > Service Plans > Service_Plan_Example > Hosting Parameters > SSH access to the server shell under the subscription's system user' dropdown list;

  2. Click Update & Sync button to apply changes and synchronize subscriptions with service plan.

To ensure that the SSH access is provided to the 'username' user do the following:

# grep 'username' /etc/passwd

In the example above, the last value (/usr/local/psa/bin/chrootsh) corresponds to chrooted access.

29d1e90fd304f01e6420fbe60f66f838 56797cefb1efc9130f7c48a7d1db0f0c a914db3fdc7a53ddcfd1b2db8f5a1b9c 2a5151f57629129e26ff206d171fbb5f e335d9adf7edffca6a8af8039031a4c7 742559b1631652fadd74764ae8be475e 0efe2234e2ce513f2186f26c68447702

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