Secure Socket Shell is a network protocol that allows a user to securely log in and work on a remote computer using an encrypted connection between two hosts. This protocol allows for safe file transfers and administration from users in remote locations.
In the example above, the user wishes access the serenity server via SSH at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The format for an SSH connection is username@serverIPAddressorDomainName. A login prompt is then given, and if the credentials match, the user has access to their server space.