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WebSSH Connection

WebSSH provides terminal access to a device where eNMS establishes a Telnet or SSH session to the device using the information stored in the network inventory. There are multiple ways to establish a WebSSH connection.

From Devices Inventory Table

You can connect to a device by clicking on the Connect button of a device entry in the Inventory -> Devices table as shown below. This same button can be accessed from System -> Dashboard panel by clicking on the Devices graph to see a table of those devices, as well as from the Inventory -> Pools panel by clicking on the Devices link to see a table of devices for each pool.

Connect buttons

The following dialog will appear:

Connection window

You can configure the following parameters:

  • Property used for the connection: This dropdown list is used to select one of the following options:
    • IP address: This is the IP address stored in inventory for the device.
    • Name: This is the name property of the selected device.
    • Console 1: The value stored in the Console 1 property for the device.
    • Console 2: The value stored in the Console 2 property for the device.
  • Automatically authenticate: (SSH only) eNMS uses one of these sets of credentials to automatically authenticate to the network device:
    • device credentials: (default) credentials stored in the inventory.
    • custom credentials: provided by the user in the connection dialog directly to the device.
  • Protocol: SSH or Telnet.

When the session parameters are configured as desired, click the Web Session button to connect to the device.

From Network Views

Connections can also be initiated to a device from views Visualization -> Geographical View or Visualization -> Network Builder. Right-click on any device and select Connect. The same dialog detailed above is used to complete the connection process.


As a security feature, eNMS stores device interactions initiated via the WebSSH Connection feature into Session objects. Refer here for more details on Sessions.