Install Shell In A Box on Debian/Ubuntu - Browser Based Terminal Emulator 🌱

What is Shell In A Box?

Shell In A Box implements a web server that can export arbitrary command line tools to a web based terminal emulator. This emulator is accessible to any JavaScript and CSS enabled web browser and does not require any additional browser plugins. -

  1. Log into the Linux device
  2. Run the following commands in a terminal window
    # update software repositories
    sudo apt update
    # install available software updates
    sudo apt upgrade -y
    # install shellinabox
    sudo apt install openssl shellinabox -y
    # start and enable shellinabox service
    sudo systemctl enable shellinabox --now
  3. Open a web browser and navigate to https://DNSorIP:4200
  4. Welcome to Shell In A Box
  5. Login and do terminal things