Would you like to learn how to enable SSH on APC UPS? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to remotely access an APC UPS using the SSH protocol and the software PUTTY.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model SRT6KXLI also know as Smart-UPS SRT 6000.

This tutorial was tested on APC UPS model AP9631 also know as RT6000.

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Tutorial APC UPS - Enable SSH

First, we need to access the APC UPS web interface.

Open your browser and enter the IP address of the APC UPS.

On the login screen, use the default username and default password.

• Default Username: apc
• Default Password: apc

APC UPS Web interface

After a successful login, you will be sent to the APC UPS Dashboard.

On the Web interface, access the Configuration menu and select the following option:

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Apc ups ssh

Select the SSH check box and click on the Apply button.


You will have to reboot the UPS's network management interface.

Access the following menu option:

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apc upc reset

Select the Reboot Management Interface and click on the Apply button.

reboot management interface

In our example, the Network Management Interface will restart and enable the SSH service.

You can now use a software like PUTTY to remotely access the APC UPS.

UPS ssh remote access

After the login, you should see the following screen.

apc ssh

Congratulations! You have enabled the SSH service on an APC UPS.