Allow Remote SSH access to ASA running 8.4

This article explains how to setup remote SSH access to an ASA running Cisco IOS 8.4. In the latest version of Ciscos ASA software (8.4) SSH access must be authenticated using AAA. It is assumed you have already create the necessary user account.

Method One – Via ADSM

Add the remote IP address

Then enable local authentication

Method Two – Command line

Enter the below substituting X.X.X.X with your IP.

aaa authentication ssh console LOCAL

ssh X.X.X.X outside

Note if this is the first ssl connection you are setting up you may need to generate a key pair

crypto key generate rsa

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