How to change SSH port on Ubuntu?

Please refer to the following steps to change the SSH port in Ubuntu.

  1. Login to your server via SSH.

  2. Open the sshd_config file using the below command.

    # sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  3. Check the line which starts with #port 22. We will need to uncomment this line and change the port number to your desired port number. From the default port 22 to port 232.



  4. Save the changes that you have made and exit from the file. Now, you will have to reload the file by performing the following command.

    # sudo systemctl reload sshd
  5. To make sure that everything is working fine or not, you will need to log out the current session and try to login with the new SSH port below format.

    ssh [email protected]_ip_address -p port

That’s it you have successfully changed your SSH port.

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