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How to ssh Raspberry Pi with UpSwift IoT platform


Using this guide we will be able to have a remote shell (SSH) to any Linux based device (including Raspberry Pi) from anywhere in the world, even behind double nat or network firewall.


To get started with UpSwift.io IoT platform we just need a Linux based device to connect, it can be any Linux device - BeagleBone Black, Raspberry Pi 4, Ubuntu virtual machine, etc..


3 Steps to have Full remote terminal access to your Linux Device, let's go!


Step 1 - Open a free maker account at UpSwift.io

Using UpSwift.io we can completely manage our Linux device remotely. To open a free UpSwift.io account and get in the platform we just need to fill Email and Password here.

After the registration, you will get an activation email, Login and fill the pop-up window. Now, you will have the option to choose the 'Prototype Plan', this plan is completely free up to 3 Linux devices - click on choose, and Let's connect a Linux device!



Step 2 - Register Linux based device

Here things get very simple, by clicking on 'Register Device' on the top of the page:

UpSwift IoT platform - Register Linux device

You will be able to copy, paste and run the installation command on your Linux based device. The installation should take a few seconds, then you will see your Linux device at the 'Devices' page under a Random Name, change the name by clicking on 'Edit details'.


UpSwift.io IoT platform - Raspberry Pi 4

That’s it! we are ready to the most important part - starting the remote control session!



Step 3 - Starting a remote control session of your Linux device

In the last part, we just need to click on the Remote Control icon under your Linux device. A pop-up window will show and you will just need to copy the 'Secret Key' and wait until the remote control session will be ready.


UpSwift IoT platform - Remote Control session

When the remote control appears, click on it and enter/paste the 'Secret key' you copied. Now click on 'Connect', and that is it! you are inside your Linux device terminal.


UpSwift.io - SSH Remote Control session

You can open Remote Control session from anywhere in the world, using UpSwift.io.

Control The Remote control Session works under 2 Secure SSL tunnels and automatically close after 30 seconds of disuse.


That was easy right? You are more than welcome to explore and use UpSwift IoT platform features (OTA software updates, monitoring, and controlling) with your new Linux device.



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