SSH Config Editor

Manage your SSH client configuration file in a smart and efficient way

If you use SSH to connect to remote systems, more often than once in a year, you definitely need help handling all the configs. SSH Config Editor is a wonderful tool to keep your OpenSSH client configurations and known-hosts files under control. Manage identities, port forwarding, and other options within one coherent interface.

Robust Editor

Instead of limited text editing, you get an intuitive system.

  • Search across host settings
  • Separators for visual group hosts
  • Set of icons with common services and operation systems
  • Reorder host configs with drag and drop
  • Disable configurations that are no longer relevant

Instant Connection to Host

  • All your SSH connections are accessible from the app
  • Set identity files per host
  • Pro Automatic login with securely stored passwords
  • Customize default terminal in Preferences
  • Quick connection from menu bar icon
  • Pro Port knocking sequences for open or close ssh port
  • Check availability of ssh port

Local and Remote Port Forwarding

Add or edit local and remote port forwarding options.

  • Visualizes the port forwarding process
  • Show names for common port numbers
  • Copy forwarding ssh command to clipboard

Configuration Options

Support for all configuration options with embedded help.


Help with copying public keys to the server.

Template Configurations

Use templates to create similar configurations or duplicate existing ones.


Share host configurations with system share menu

Global Options

Set global options for all hosts


Write comment for each host


Set your default terminal and icons in menu bar or dock

Manage Known Hosts

Manage your known_hosts file.

  • Find host entries even if they are encrypted
  • Mark entries as certification authority or revoked
  • Remove or comment invalid or changed hosts
  • Create or find ssh configuration for known host
  • Open connection to known host

Generate RSA Key Pairs

  • Option to generate private and public RSA key pair
  • Password strength indication
  • Automatic add new key to selected host configuration
  • Show in Finder action in context menu on identity files
  • Pro Copy new public key to server

Pro only features

  • SETAPP and Pro version has same funcionality
  • Trial version for 7 days
  • Doesn’t require confirm access to config or known_hosts files
  • Store and auto fill passwords for ssh connections
  • Port knocking sequences for open or close ports on remote server
  • Run ssh-copy-id automatically instead of create command which must be pasted to terminal and run
  • Action for copy public key to clipboard

Version History

Constant delivery new versions with more features

29 Mar 2020
29 Mar 2020

Version 1.12.2

  • Fix performance issues for large config files
  • Small bug fixes
22 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020

Version 1.12.1

  • Pro Allow more separator charactes in host alias, for example: '#' or '-'
  • Host shortcut can be removed
  • Notarize app bundle by Apple
13 Jan 2020
13 Jan 2020

Version 1.12

  • Pro Fix accessibility issue when open connections to servers
  • New feature to select host with shortcut (⌘0 - ⌘9)
  • New feature for filter hosts by ip address
  • New button for show config option help
  • Tune up touch bar items
  • Tune up ssh command string import
  • Fix some minor bugs
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