I deal with a lot of remote servers, most of which I access via Secure Shell (SSH). How I manage those connections depends on the operating system I use. If I’m on Linux, most often I simply default to the command line interface and make use of SSH’s config file (where I can configure any number of connections for easy access).
Although I can do the same thing on MacOS, I’ll often resort to a GUI app so I don’t have to remember nicknames for servers or type out the SSH command every time.
One such app is Termius, which has been around for some time and is easily one of the best SSH connection managers on the market.
Termius can be used for free, but the feature set is limited. To get the full power of the application, you should consider purchasing a license to unlock features such as:
- Mobile and Desktop
- Secure Sync
- Tunneling Options
- Secure Sharing
- Self-Serviced Consolidated Billing
- Purchase Order
The pricing for Termius is:
- Pro – $8.33 per month
- Team – $19.99 per month/seat
- Enterprise – Contact for details
You can check out what features are available for each version on the Termius pricing matrix. I recommend starting out with the free version and — should you need more features — look into one of the paid plans.
With that said, let’s find out how to manage your SSH connections with this well-designed application.
How to manage SSH connections on MacOS with Termius
How to install Termius on MacOS
Also: The basics of SSH usage
How to use Termius on MacOS
Add as many servers as you need to Termius, making sure to give them unique names, so you don’t have to associate an IP address to a server.
And that’s all there is to managing your SSH connections with ease on MacOS.