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Last Update:

08 May 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bitvise Limited


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Bitvise SSH Client (Install)

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9.18 | Updated: 08 May 2022



Downloads of v 9.18:



Software Author(s):

  • Bitvise Limited

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Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 9.18

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Bitvise SSH Client (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Bitvise SSH Client (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Bitvise SSH Client (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade bitvise-ssh-client -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade bitvise-ssh-client -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bitvise-ssh-client
    name: bitvise-ssh-client
    version: '9.18'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'bitvise-ssh-client' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '9.18'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller bitvise-ssh-client
    Name     = "bitvise-ssh-client"
    Version  = "9.18"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'bitvise-ssh-client':
  ensure   => '9.18',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 08 May 2022.


Our SSH and SFTP client for Windows incorporates:
- One of the most advanced graphical SFTP clients.
- Single-click Remote Desktop forwarding.
- State-of-the-art terminal emulation with support for the bvterm, xterm, and vt100 protocols.
- Support for corporation-wide single sign-on using SSPI (GSSAPI) Kerberos 5 and NTLM user authentication, as well as Kerberos 5 host authentication.
- Support for ECDSA, RSA and DSA public key authentication with comprehensive user keypair management.
- FIPS 140-2 validation: Bitvise SSH Client 6.xx uses the FIPS-certified DLL version of Crypto++ 5.3.0, originally validated by NIST under certificate #819. Our next release will use Windows cryptography on Windows 8/2012 and newer, validated under certificates #1892 and #2357.
- Obfuscated SSH with an optional keyword. When supported and enabled in both the client and server, obfuscation makes it more difficult for an observer to detect that the protocol being used is SSH. (Protocol; OpenSSH patches)
- Powerful SSH port forwarding capabilities, including dynamic forwarding through integrated SOCKS and HTTP CONNECT proxy.
- Powerful command-line parameters which make the SSH client highly customizable and suitable for use in specific situations and controlled environments.
- An FTP-to-SFTP bridge allowing you to connect to an SFTP server using legacy FTP applications.
- An advanced, scriptable command-line SFTP client, sftpc.
- A scriptable command-line remote execution client, sexec, and a command-line terminal console client, stermc.
- A scriptable command-line tunneling client, stnlc, with support for static port forwarding rules, dynamic SOCKS-based tunneling, and FTP-to-SFTP bridge.
- Our .NET SSH library, FlowSshNet, with example PowerShell scripts showing how to use the SSH library for file transfer and remote program execution from PowerShell.
- Bitvise SSH Server remote administration features.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageName= 'bitvise-ssh-client'
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = ''
$checksum32 = 'cbdf9d5a1c499bcf54d9b9f2d81d6a1289505e4e0878f164f3c666b720df7ff4'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url

  silentArgs	= '-acceptEULA -force -noDesktopIcon'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

  softwareName  = 'Bitvise SSH Client*'
  checksum      = $checksum32
  checksumType  = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = "Bitvise SSH Client * (remove only)"
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs = '"BvSshClient" -unat'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

$uninstalled = $false
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    #$packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    Copy-Item -Path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bitvise SSH Client\uninst.exe" -Destination "$($Env:Temp)\uninst.exe"
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($Env:Temp)\uninst.exe"
    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 9.17 2168 Monday, April 18, 2022 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.53 2746 Monday, February 7, 2022 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.52 2239 Thursday, December 9, 2021 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.49 4452 Saturday, July 24, 2021 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.48 1679 Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.47 1437 Monday, April 5, 2021 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.46 1894 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.45 998 Thursday, December 31, 2020 Approved
Bitvise SSH Client (Install) 8.44 1967 Monday, October 5, 2020 Approved

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