SSH Access on WD Ex4

Western Digital My cloud EX4 is a low cost Network attached storage. You can get access to SSH to schedule crontab tasks or any other Admin tasks . To Enable SSH

  1. Enable it in WD by going to
    Settings > Network > Enable SSH
  2. Know your Firmware and the username.
    The Username for SSH is either “root” or “sshd” depending on your firmware. In older firmware it used to be “sshd” in newer ones its “root”.  I thought WD would have kept the SSH username as “Admin” which is the default for the NAS webfrontend .