PS SSH Remoting: Non-interactive login with -HostName and -SSHTransport

For PS SSH Remoting, I can’t seem to find a non-interactive way to to obtain a session using New-PSSession, which for my command must include -HostName and -SSHTransport:


PS /home/gmonkey/scripts> $session = New-PSSession -HostName windns -Credential $cred -SSHTransport
New-PSSession : Parameter set cannot be resolved using the specified named parameters. One or more parameters issued cannot be used together or an insufficient number of parameters were provided.
At line:1 char:12
+ $session = New-PSSession -HostName windns -Credential $cred -SSHTrans ...
+            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-PSSession], ParameterBindingException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : AmbiguousParameterSet,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewPSSessionCommand

Is there a way to achieve this ?

-SSHTRansport is only available on one parameter set:



[-Name ]

[-Port ]

[-UserName ]


[-Subsystem ]



You can use -HostName, but not -Credential. The expectation is that you’d use -UserName, and the SSH transport is going to prompt you for your password. That’s how SSH works. SSH isn’t capable of accepting a PSCredential object, so there’s no way to pass a full -Credential to it. That’s more a limitation of how SSH is implemented than anything. I’d expect you to use a -KeyFilePath vs. a credential, given that it’s SSH. See example 14 in the New-PSSession help…?