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ConnectBot is a Secure Shell client for Android that lets you connect to remote servers over a cryptographically secure link.

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Get it on Google Play


Android Studio

ConnectBot is most easily developed in Android Studio. You can import this project directly from its project creation screen by importing from the GitHub URL.

Command line

To compile ConnectBot using gradlew, you must first specify where your Android SDK is via the ANDROID_SDK_HOME environment variable. Then you can invoke the Gradle wrapper to build:

./gradlew build

Reproducing Continuous Integration (CI) builds locally

To run the Jenkins CI pipeline locally, you can use jenkinsfile-runner via a Docker installation which can be invoked like this:

docker run -it -v $(pwd):/workspace \
    -v jenkinsfile-runner-cache:/var/jenkinsfile-runner-cache \
    -v jenkinsfile-runner:/var/jenkinsfile-runner \
    -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
    -v $(which docker):$(which docker) \
    -e ANDROID_ADB_SERVER_ADDRESS=host.docker.internal \


If you'd like to correct or contribute new translations to ConnectBot, then head on over to ConnectBot's translations project