To use the SSH client on MacOS, you need:

Open Terminal
You can do this through Spotlight by pressing Cmd + Space and typing Terminal in the search bar


In Terminal, type a command of the form: ssh username@ip.address


In place of username you need to specify the account name, and in place of ip.address - the IP address or hostname of your server.

Press the Enter button.
if this is the first time you have connected to this device, a message will warn you that the server key is not cached in the registry. Enter "Yes" and press Enter.

Enter the account password.
** For security reasons, the password you enter is not shown as characters on the screen

To reset the SSH connection, simply type exit or close the Terminal completely.

Updated April 12, 2019