How Do I Add a Java SSH Client to a Web Page?

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How Do I Add a Java SSH Client to a Web Page?
Installing a Java SSH client onto a Web page allows you to securely connect to your Web server over the Internet. (Internet image by Attila Toro from Fotolia.com)

A Java SSH client on a Web page allows you to securely run text commands on your Web server from almost any computer. Secure shell clients encrypt all traffic to protect your passwords. By installing the free MindTerm Java SSH client on your website, you don't need to install SSH software on a computer to take advantage of the benefits of SSH.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download the free MindTerm SSH client (see Resources link).

  2. 2

    Decompress the downloaded ZIP file by double-clicking on it.

  3. 3

    Upload the "mindterm.jar" file to your Web server with an SFTP program.

  4. 4

    Create an HTML file named javassh.html in the same directory as the JAR file on your server with the following code:

    <html>

    <body>

    <APPLET CODE="com.mindbright.application.MindTerm.class" ARCHIVE="mindterm.jar" WIDTH=0 HEIGHT=0>

    &lt;PARAM NAME="sepframe" value="true"&gt;
    

    </APPLET>

    </body>

    </html>

  5. 5

    Open a Web browser to the HTML file you just created on your Web server--for example: http://yourwebserver.org/javassh.html. A MindTerm window will open. Enter your SSH user name and password.

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