Running SSH Terminal
You can launch an SSH Session right from WebStorm. By running commands in a dedicated SSH terminal, you can access data on a remote Web server or a Vagrant instance (virtual machine) via an SSH tunnel, mainly upload and download files.
Prepare to work in the SSH Terminal
Make sure an SSH server is available in the destination environment: a remote Web server or a Vagrant instance (virtual machine).
Register an account on the SSH server in the destination environment and generate a pair of SSH keys or a password, depending on the server policy.
- Appoint the destination environment and specify the settings to establish connection with it:
- In the Connection settings area, appoint the destination environment:
Current Vagrant: select this option to have the commands in the SSH Terminal executed on the currently running Vagrant virtual machine. For details, see Vagrant: Working with Reproducible Development Environments.
- Deployment server: select this option to have the commands in the SSH Terminal executed on the local or remote Web server accessible through one of the server access configurations. From the drop-down list, choose the server access configuration that specifies the destination environment and the settings to establish connection to it.
Select server on every run: if this option is selected, you will have to choose the desired server access configuration from the pop-up window, every time you choose on the main menu.
If the desired server access configuration does not appear in the drop-down list, click the link Configure Servers, and define one in the Deployment page. For details, see the Configuring Synchronization with a Remote Host section.
From the Default encoding drop-down list, select the desired encoding to be used in the SSH terminal.
Launch the SSH Terminal
On the main menu, choose Help | Find Action (Ctrl+Shift+A) dialog, search for start ssh.., and select Start SSH Session.. Alternatively, invoke the
- Depending on the connection settings, defined in the
page of WebStorm settings (Ctrl+Alt+S), the following types of behavior are possible:
If the Current Vagrant option has been selected, the SSH Terminal will provide access to the currently running Vagrant virtual machine. For details, see Vagrant: Working with Reproducible Development Environments.
If the option Deployment server has been selected, the SSH Terminal will provide control over the data on the local or remote Web server accessible through the server access configuration selected from the list. For details, see Configuring Synchronization with a Web Server.
If the option Select server on every run has been selected, WebStorm will show a pop-up list to choose the desired server access configuration from.