Smallstep SSH Client Quickstart



The following features are supported:

  • Client configuration of OpenSSH to support Smallstep SSH
  • Support for the following client platforms:
    • macOS (10.13 High Sierra or above)
    • Windows 10 (using PowerShell)
    • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    • CentOS 7 and CentOS Stream 8
    • Fedora (34 and 35)
    • Debian 10


The Client Quickstart is accessible within the smallstep UI. When selected, it configures a unique URL that simplifies user registration down to a simple copy-paste exercise. You can find it as follows:

Sign in to the smallstep UI

  • Sign in at[Team ID]
  • Select the "Resources" menu item
  • A link to the Client Quickstart Guide is available under the "Guides" section of this page

Alternate Instructions

You can also modify the following link by replacing [Team ID] with your Smallstep SSH Team ID:

  •[Team ID]
  • For example: