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  2. config.h
  3. developer-keys/
  4. fuchsia-compat.c
  5. fuchsia-compat.h
  6. hostkeygen/
  7. sshd_config

OpenSSH on Fuchsia


Fuchsia builds that include sshd start a program called listen that is similar in nature to inetd from other platforms, in that listen takes the responsibility to listen on a socket and spawn programs when connections are made. listen is configured to spawn sshd when it receives a connection on port 22 over either IPv4 or IPv6.

The sshd is configured such that it expects a username of fuchsia.

Host Keys

There is a minimal program called hostkeygen that is also run on startup, that will create a host private key file in /data/ssh/ if none is already present.

User Keys

The jiri tool is configured to run a script on checkout that provisions a user specific SSH key into $FUCHSIA_DIR/.ssh/pkey and an associated authorized_keys file into $FUCHSIA_DIR/.ssh/authorized_keys. Users are free to replace the contents of the authorized_keys file with their preferred keys if they desire, for example to add keys from your ssh-agent, one might invoke: ssh-add -L > $FUCHSIA_DIR/.ssh/authorized_keys.

User keys can be provisioned to Fuchsia devices in several ways:

  • During “paving”, using the bootserver tools --authorized-keys argument (fx pave does this).
  • By embedding keys into the build, using the extra_authorized_keys build argument. This approach is not recommended, as the image artifacts produced by a build in this case are by side effect specialized to the given keys.
  • By some usual on-target means, such as fetching the keys from Github: curl -o /data/ssh/authorized_keys<username>.keys


  • There is no termcap on Fuchisa, and the shell (a Dash fork) has limited knowledge of terminals. It is recommended that you use a terminal that is loosely vt100/xterm compatible.
  • The SSH client feature -N typically used to background a connection does not currently work. The workaround is to run a long running program such as cat.


The clients are built but don't work yet.