How to SSH to an Azure IoT Edge Device with no inbound port open? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We were wondering...

    1) How to SSH to an Azure IoT Edge Device with no inbound port open?

    2) Are there any SSH tunneling capabilities, as the ones presented by IoT Hub device streams, provided for IoT Edge Devices?

    3) How should we add the support for this?

    Best regards,


    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:08 PM


All replies

  • Hi APittier,

    As far as my knowledge you cannot SSH to an Azure IoT Edge Device with no inbound port open nor using device streams but I am researching internally and will get back to you with more certain. If this is a new feature request I will point you to open a new request under Azure IoT Edge Feedback Hub.


    Monday, October 7, 2019 11:14 PM
  • Hi again,

    Good news, I received confirmation that it is now possible to use Edge proxy as an IoT Edge module that enables end-to-end connectivity to your Edge device using device streams. 

    See the following repo to set up edge proxy for trial purposes:


    Note: This module is not yet officially supported therefore don't use it in production.


    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:51 PM
  • Thanks so much! worked great for me.  Used it for a raspberry pi had to rearrange the docker file to get it working on the Edge on an RPi.
    • Edited by John Succo Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:16 PM
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 6:11 PM
  • Glad to hear that it helped. Do let us know if you have any other queries.

    @APittier Did you get a chance to see the above reply from Sergio regarding edge proxy: https://github.com/rezasherafat/edge-proxy/

    Let us know if that answers your query. 

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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:20 AM
  • I'm marking Sergio's response as answer since you can use edge proxy for connectivity. Feel free to reply if you have any further queries.
    Friday, January 31, 2020 9:59 AM