SSH from Digital Ocean App Platform


I have a node js app deployed using Apps platform. My Nodejs app needs to ssh into a droplet to start some services. I’m using for ssh. It’s working on local but I’m getting timed out error on deployed app. Seems like something is blocking it.

Any help ?

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Bobby Iliev
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February 2, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there

Indeed, outbound connections over port 22 are blocked on App Platform.

But as a workaround, if you have root access to your SSH server, you could configure your SSH service to listen on a different port (configurable in /etc/ssh/sshd_config) and connect to it.

There has been a similar discussion here:



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