The simplest way to use SSH using python is to use paramiko. You can install it using −
$ pip install paramiko
To use paramiko, ensure that you have correctly set up SSH keys(https://confluence.atlassian.com/bitbucketserver/creating-ssh-keys-776639788.html) on the host machine and when running the python script, these keys are accessible. Once that is done use the following code to connect to a remote server using ssh −
from paramiko import SSHClient ssh = SSHClient() ssh.load_system_host_keys() ssh.connect('user@server:path') ssh_stdin, ssh_stdout, ssh_stderr = ssh.exec_command('ls') print(ssh_stdout) #print the output of ls command
You can use the exec_command function to run any command supported by the server you're connected to over ssh. Running the above code will give you the directory listing on the remote server.