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How to setup a basic config of CopSSH Server for using Backup Utility in Unity Connection or CallManager

Copssh is an OpenSSH server and client implementation for Windows systems with an administration GUI.

It was previously available for free. Now the previous versions are free but for new version you have to pay for the new functionality & support.

Here is a small guide to install CopSSH & configure it to use for the  Unity Connection or CallManager.

Installation of CopSSH.



Accept License agreement


Specify an installation location


Specify a service account.


Installation will start.


The installation is done..

Change in the string PasswordAuthentication in the file sshd_config (C:\Program Files\ICW\etc) to PasswordAuthentication yes .

Configuration for call Manager & unity Connection.

you must have one local user with admin rights or domain user with admin rights to change the path in call manager/unity connection backup device option.

you have to activate that user in CopSSH to use the sftp server

Go to Start --> All Programs --> Copssh -->  Activate a user .


Choose desired user


Choose the passkey & the user is activated.

Add the device in the call manager or unity connection & it is ready for backup.

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This very detail on how to setup the COPSSH.  However I still have some questions for you about this setup.

1. Does the passkey need to match the security password you used during install?

2. How do you add the device to the CUCM?  I am using version 8.0.2 and I need to back this thing up before something bad happens!



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Hi Scott,

Answers to your questions,

(1) No it is not necessary, (However , I have not tried this )

(2) Login  to "Disaster Recovery " page

go to backup --> backup device --> add new

fill the details as shown below

& you are ready to take backup or schedule the backup ..