I order my usbarmory device from crowdsupply to Europe, and after more than one month and paying customs duties the armory finally arrived :-)
1. Preparing your own microSD card
- check microSD-compatibility
- choose one of the available images for usbarmory.
- burn the image into microSD card
I choose a Samsung microSD and a pre-compiled release of Debian stretch image available here.
2. Connect to usbarmory
We have to options to connect with the usbarmory device, via serial or ssh .
Option 1 - serial interface
We can connect to usbarmory serial port through a USB to TTL cable, the breakout header can be accessed as, the breakout header can be accessed as described in gpio page.
I solder a header in usbarmory and use pins 1,5,6 to connect ‘usb to ttl’ adapter with silicon CP210x chipset and specific drivers. To connect in macOS use the next command:
screen /dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART 115200
Option 2 - ssh connection
In this image
usbarmory-debian-base_image usbarmory cames with predefined ipv4 address
10.0.0.1, so set the laptop or workstation ip address to
10.0.0.2 and connect to your usbarmory.
Now we can log in with
ssh 10.0.0.1 -l usbarmory
3. Additional setup
Create a ssh key pair, and sent it to usbarmory
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "usbarmory key" ssh-copy-id -i $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa_usbarmory firstname.lastname@example.org
WE need the
RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget interface in the macOS Network Preferences.
Also if we want to share our internet access with the usbarmory device
- set usbmory ip to
- in macOS set ip address of
RNDIS/Ethernet Gadgetinterface to
- finally set
Enable Internet Sharingto ON in System Preferences