node-red-contrib-bigssh 1.2.9


npm install node-red-contrib-bigssh


npm install node-red-contrib-bigssh

Principles for Big Nodes

See biglib for details on Big Nodes. Big Lib and subsequent Big Nodes are a family of nodes built for my own purpose. They are all designed to help me build a complete process for production purposes. For that I needed nodes able to:

  • Flow big volume of data (memory control, work with buffers)
  • Work with a flow of blocks (buffers) (multiple payload within a single job)
  • Tell what they are doing with extended use of statuses (color/message)
  • Use their second output for flow control (start/stop/running/status)
  • Reuse messages in order to propagate _msgid, topic
  • Depends on state of the art libraries for parsing (csv, xml, xlsxs, line, ...)
  • Acts as filters by default (1 payload = 1 action) or data generators (block flow)

All functionnalities are built into a library named biglib and all Big Nodes rely on it


Big SSH is an input node for node-red to execute command over ssh to a remote host Command can be set as a property of the node. Payload can be used to add arguments to the command and now, the command can be a javascript template string and payload the variables

You've first to set the authentication part which rely on a third party library. You've to test it as ssh always ask for some interactive answer at first try You'need then to set the command, choose how payload are used. Don't forget that you should give the full path of the command as environment is never set once connected on the remote


byline simple line-by-line stream reader

biglib library for building node-red flows that supports blocks, high volume

ssh2 third pary library for executing remote command using ssh

Example flow files

Try pasting in the flow file below that shows the node behaviour. Don't forget to set the credentials :-)

[{"id":"d3b7983c.c97908","type":"bigssh","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"","commandLine":"echo \"Welcome ${} to $(whoami)@$(hostname)\"","commandArgs":"","minError":1,"minWarning":1,"noStdin":false,"format":"","payloadIsArg":true,"myssh":"29df19bc.46db36","x":370,"y":200,"wires":[["477828b0.0ecb68"],["c3649904.a68108"],["743d5a09.a72bd4"]]},{"id":"c3649904.a68108","type":"bigstatus","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"","locale":"fr","show_date":true,"show_duration":false,"x":730,"y":200,"wires":[[]]},{"id":"477828b0.0ecb68","type":"bigline","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"","filename":"","format":"utf8","keepEmptyLines":false,"x":580,"y":140,"wires":[["614e8cdf.3d7ea4"],[]]},{"id":"614e8cdf.3d7ea4","type":"debug","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"stdout","active":true,"tosidebar":true,"console":false,"tostatus":false,"complete":"payload","targetType":"msg","statusVal":"","statusType":"auto","x":710,"y":140,"wires":[]},{"id":"743d5a09.a72bd4","type":"bigline","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"","filename":"","format":"utf8","keepEmptyLines":false,"x":580,"y":260,"wires":[["33a59bcb.34ee64"],[]]},{"id":"33a59bcb.34ee64","type":"debug","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"stderr","active":true,"tosidebar":true,"console":false,"tostatus":false,"complete":"payload","targetType":"msg","statusVal":"","statusType":"auto","x":710,"y":260,"wires":[]},{"id":"7a7fdea4.2ec13","type":"inject","z":"5f1eb5c5.4b8a5c","name":"","props":[{"p":"payload"},{"p":"topic","vt":"str"}],"repeat":"","crontab":"","once":false,"onceDelay":0.1,"topic":"","payload":"{\"me\":\"Mr J\"}","payloadType":"json","x":170,"y":200,"wires":[["d3b7983c.c97908"]]},{"id":"29df19bc.46db36","type":"SSH_Credentials","host":"","port":"22","userlabel":"[email protected]"}]

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  • Jacques W


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1.2.9 - 2021/08/03

With "msg.config.uhcred" set on its input, the node will look for this credential configuration and change to it if found. This is related to issue #30

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Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
License: Apache-2.0
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