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podman-system-connection-add - Man Page

Record destination for the Podman service


podman system connection add [options] name destination


Record ssh destination for remote podman service(s). The ssh destination is given as one of:
- [user@]hostname[:port]
- ssh://[user@]hostname[:port]
- unix://path
- tcp://hostname:port

The user is prompted for the remote ssh login password or key file passphrase as required. The ssh-agent is supported if it is running.


--default, -d

Make the new destination the default for this user. The default is false.


Path to ssh identity file. If the identity file has been encrypted, Podman prompts the user for the passphrase. If no identity file is provided and no user is given, Podman defaults to the user running the podman command. Podman prompts for the login password on the remote server.

--port, -p=port

Port for ssh destination. The default value is 22.


Path to the Podman service unix domain socket on the ssh destination host


Add a named system connection:

$ podman system connection add QA podman.example.com

Add a system connection using SSH data:

$ podman system connection add --identity ~/.ssh/dev_rsa production ssh://root@server.example.com:2222

Add a named system connection to local Unix domain socket:

$ podman system connection add testing unix:///run/podman/podman.sock

Add a named system connection to local tcp socket:

$ podman system connection add debug tcp://localhost:8080

See Also

podman(1), podman-system(1), podman-system-connection(1)


June 2020, Originally compiled by Jhon Honce (jhonce at redhat dot com)

Referenced By

podman-farm-create(1), podman-image-scp(1), podman-system-connection(1).

The man page docker-system-connection-add(1) is an alias of podman-system-connection-add(1).