The missing ssh tunnel manager, compatible with OpenSSH, automatic and intuitive. Don't waste your time; be productive.

## Compatible with OpenSSH

Everything in OpenSSH, local / remote / dynamic port forwarding types, agent forwarding, certificates, proxy jump, etc.

## Keychain Integration

Core Tunnel is tightly integrated with macOS Keychain and makes your job easier than ever.

## Advanced Config Editor

A handy way to edit per-host advanced options, contextual help provides immediate information for ssh directives.

## Automatic Reconnect

Core Tunnel tries to restore your connections after network failure or waking up from sleep.

## Menubar Icon

Control and monitor tunnels without switching out your current working window.

## Tags

Have hundreds or thousands of tunnels? No problem, tags come to save.

## Go Premium

Go Premium to support our development and unleash the power of Core Tunnel.

• Unlimited number of hosts
• Importing and exporting
• Sync hosts and tags between all of your Mac computers
• Scriptable (automation with AppleScript and Automator)
• Prioritized customer support

### Premium License

Price may vary by location:

- $9.99 for one-year
- $24.99 for three-year
- $29.99 for lifetime


We'd love to answer your questions or just hear what you think about Core Tunnel:

Our Community:

Use the community to request support or report bug. Discuss and explore Core Tunnel’s future with us by joining the community.

What's New

Version 1.2.1

Version 1.2 introduced a critical bug, 1.2.1 is a hot-fix release.

### Fixed

- Make auth agent, system configuration and known_hosts work again

### Added

- Add Mike Rubin (@mrubin), Amir (@amir) and tzc (@tzc) to special thanks

## [Version 1.2] - 2018-07-11

### Fixed

- Unable to connect automatically at launch if set to "Menu bar icon" mode

### Added

- Add lvms70 and u7cool (@u7c) to special thanks

### Changed

- Lots of underlying infrastructure improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Decent tunnel manager


Let's be honest here, managing ssh tunnels isn't going to be sexy in the slightest, but this application at least gives you one place to do so with a nice graphical interface. You don't have to spend time looking up arcane options to add to a ssh config file, everything is right here along with some basic help. You can easily control groups of tunnels from a nice menu bar icon. Yes, there are other, and free, ways to accomplish the same thing, but you'll spend more time setting them up and more time managing them.

Thoughtfully the developer allows you to try out the application with a single connection. Documentation is lacking, but if you go to HELP > FAQ you'll find some clear explanations of what your connection options are and how to set them up.

Overall, if you have a need for this type of application, I'd say this is worth your money. Go for the "Lifetime" option, as long as the developer doesn't yank support within 3 years it will be the best value.

Developer Response

Scott, thank you very much for writing the review! Yang at Codinn

Great Tool


Compared with SSH Tunnel I’m seeing a greater amount of diagnostic info available at a glance for connections.

I have it configured to jump through a bastion server to my target MSSQL db with no issues.

Great product and signed up for Pro lifetime account after using for a few hours. I’m sure I could do the same via cli and some bash scripting but don’t really want to invest the time for every additional connection I need to make. For me this is a time saver.

Developer Response

Thank you very much for writing the review! It's really great to know Core Tunnel saves your valuable time :-D

Yang at Codinn

Best tunnel app


I’ve tried quite a few SSH tunnel apps, and this one (and its predecessor SSH Tunnel) are the most intuitive to use and least bug-prone.
Only thing keeping it from 5 stars at the moment is you have to manually re-install an external library (which I assume they can’t bundle for some legal reason) every time the app is updated. It’s a known issue and will hopefully streamline that bit in the future.

Developer Response

Hi baohx2000,

As of version 1.2, the external library needs to be installed only once, as long as Core Tunnel does not ask for an updated library.

Thank you so much for writing the review!

Yang at Codinn


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