Remote Administration with SSHelper
- Xibo for Android
- Install a White Label or a different Player version on DSDevices
- CEC Screen Power on/off with DSDevices
- Hardware Recommendations
- Philips Signage SoC Monitors
- Managing Storage on the Android Device
- Player Settings
- Players without an Internet Connection
- Remote Administration with SS Helper
- Restart Rooted Device with a Shell Command
- Running Xibo for Android
- Resolving Common Issues
- Error shown when I try to licence my Player?
- Player not updating from the CMS?
- I can see my Licence entry but the Player appears unlicensed?
- Error message - Player is missing dependencies
- My scheduled Layouts are not working?
- Layout won't play? Splash screen plays?
- Watchdog error message
- Troubleshooting for Administrators
- Audit Trail
- Log Information
- Player Logs
- Getting the Player Status
- Can I use the Xibo name / logo?
- Can I run a Xibo Player on Raspberry Pi?
- How can I increase the upload file size limit?
- How do Players communicate with the CMS?
- How many displays can Xibo support?
- How do I reset the Xibo_admin account password?
- Power On/Off for Players
- Testing with Xibo
- Why do I need a Default Layout?
- Xibo for Android FAQ's
- Autoplaying Embedded Youtube Videos
- Closing to Home screen
- Displaying Images
- Embedded TV
- External SD card not listed when running Banana-Pi
- Helper Command to change Time zone
- HTML5 Video
- Memory Notifications
- Menu not accessible
- SSL Support
- Using Portrait Displays
- Video wont play properly
On occasion, it may be required to restart your Android device. If you don’t have a direct access to the device itself it’s still possible to do this remotely via shell commands. A shell command adds the ability to control system power management options, and run external commands based on a Layout’s activity. This allows a great deal of flexibility with power options on the Player side.
It’s possible to control and use shell commands with the SSHelper application for your rooted Android device. Please refer to the Rooting a Device page for configuration.
Once configured your Android device SSHelper application will allow you to remotely reboot your device as well as additional useful options.
Please follow the instructions detailed below to install and configure a connection between your CMS and remote access point.
Install SSHelper application on the rooted Android device - SSHelper. Connect with an SSH client (for example PuTTY) to your Android device, and enter the following information:
- Android device’s IP address
- Port 2222
- Password “admin”
In the command line type in “su”, and click accept on the Android screen (SuperUser rights).
- In the configuration menu enable “run SSHelper service at boot”, and disable all the other options below that.
- Enable “Show password” and change password and port as you wish.
- Restart SSH server and application from the top right corner menu.
Now you have properly configured SSHelper installed on your Android device.
For security reasons we recommend the use of Public-key authentication.
Now you can reconnect using PuTTY to the Android device using the new settings.
- “ps | grep xibo” - to see if Xibo process is running
- “am force-stop uk.org.xibo.client” - to stop Xibo process
- “am start uk.org.xibo.client/uk.org.xibo.player.Player” - to start Xibo process
- “reboot” - to reboot the device
There are alternate means to have remote access to your Android device, such as: Shell Command VNC Server TeamViewer