Knowledge Base/aTV Flash (black) - 2nd gen Apple TV/Advanced Features

Connecting via SSH and SFTP

posted this on October 29, 2010, 15:19

Note: Connecting via SSH or SFTP is intended for advanced users only.

SFTP File Transfer

Step 1: Download Application - Cyberduck

Step 2: Connect using the following settings.

  • Protocol: SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)
  • Server: Apple-TV.local (or AppleTV IP address)
  • Username: root
  • Password: alpine
  • Port: 22


Step 3: Connected!


SSH Command Line

Step 1: Locate 'Terminal' Application in /Applications/Utilities folder.

Step 2: Enter the following to connect via SSH.

ssh root@apple-tv.local


ssh root@<appletv IP address>

Enter 'alpine' as password when prompted.

Step 3: Connected!

When connected you will see the following prompt.

Apple-TV:~ root#

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