These steps describe how to connect via SSH to your autopi dongle.
First connect to the hotspot
The SSID is “AutoPi” followed by the last 13 characters of your unitId, like so “AutoPi-XXXXXXXXXXXX”
The password is the first 13 chars of your unitId, including dashes.
Like so: XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX
Connect to the device via SSH, using the details below
This can be done via most computers (you need an SSH client), or even mobile devices with an SSH client installed.
All AutoPi native commands (commands normally run from the Cloud terminal) can be run from the ssh prompt by adding the
autopi function in front. An example is:
This can be handly when doing local development.
Allow SSH connections to the device from your local WiFi
When you are not connected to the device hotspot, but the device is instead configured to connect to your home WiFi, you will need to change the advanced configuration to allow this SSH connection. This is by default disabled as it can be insecure if you are using a public WiFi connection.
You can find the setting to enable this, in Advanced Settings > WiFi > Client > Allow SSH