The SSH server on IGEL OS is a network service. Reducing the number of running network services reduces the system's attack surface. Even more so in this case, as SSH by design enables a remote user to execute commands on the system.


By default, the SSH server is running on IGEL OS. To deactivate it, follow these steps:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to System > Remote Access > SSH Access.
  2. Deactivate Enable.
  3. Click Apply.