Once you have created a TELNET, RLOGIN, SSH, SFTP or SERIAL session, now you can connect to the remote host. If there are no sessions created, see Creating a session first.

  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. In the session list, select the session which you want to connect to.
  3. For the Password authentication, just enter your password in the Password box, and click OK.
  4. For the Public Key authentication, select a user key in the list and type a passphrase in the Passphrase box and click OK.
    Note: If there are no user keys available, see the Public Key User Authentication.
  5. For the Keyboard Interactive (Generic Message Exchange) authentication, just click OK and then generic authentication steps will follow.

You have tried to connect to the remote host using Xshell so far. If you have any problems in using Xshell, see Error messages.