Groups and Tags

Categorise hosts with groups and tags for easy navigation and more.

You can add a host to a group, after the group has been created, in the host settings.

Groups

Groups can be used not only for orderliness, but to define a set of defaults for newly created hosts in that group. Group defaults can be overwritten per-host if need be. Groups can also nest each other.

Groups are displayed beside hosts in a separate section.

Some usage examples:

  • You may want to group hosts by their role, by region, datacenter, or client.

  • You may wish to define a default port for all the hosts in that group.

  • For safety, you could use the red theme for production servers, green for staging, and blue for development to prevent running the wrong command on a production server.

Create a Group

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Click + New Group.

  2. In the Label field, specify the name for the group.

  3. Using the Parent group menu, choose a group to nest the current one, if desired.

  4. Specify any other parameters, if desired. They will serve as default values for hosts in that group (e.g. if a parameter of a host is not specified, the corresponding parameter of the group will be used).

  5. Click Save.

  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. Tap + and choose New Group.

  3. In the Name field, specify the name for the group.

  4. Using the Parent group menu, choose a group to nest the current one, if desired.

  5. Specify any other parameters, if desired. They will serve as default values for hosts in that group (e.g. if a parameter of a host is not specified, the corresponding parameter of the group will be used).

  6. Tap Save / ✓.

Add a Host to a Group

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Right click a host and choose Edit.

  2. Using the Groups menu, choose a group to nest the host.

  3. Click Save.

  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. Tap and hold the desired host, then - the 'pencil' icon.

  3. Using the Group menu, choose a group to nest the host.

  4. Tap Save / ✓.

Remove a Host from a Group

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Right click a host and choose Edit.

  2. In the Group section, choose Root group.

  3. Click Save.

  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. Tap and hold the desired host, then - the 'pencil' icon.

  3. In the Group section, tap the cross icon.

  4. Tap Save / ✓.

Tags

Tags provide an additional way to arrange your hosts.

For example, you may wish to tag all Ubuntu servers, or servers belonging to a particular client if you are a freelancer, or virtual servers versus dedicated servers. Keep in mind that multiple tags can be used. A descriptive set of tags will make it much simpler to search through a large list of hosts.

Termius will also create some tags automatically, which will be the name of OS or protocol in use.

Tags are displayed next to hostnames on the Hosts screen.

Add Tags to a Host

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Right click a host and choose Edit.

  2. In the Tags field, type in a tag or choose one from the suggestions.

  3. Click Save.

  1. Tap and hold the host you wish to modify, then tap the 'pencil' icon at the top.

  2. Tap the Tags field, and then choose one of the following:

    1. On an iOS device, type in one or more tags, separated by a space or comma, or tap > to choose a previously created tag.

    2. On an Android device, tap + and type in a tag, or choose one of previously created tags. Tap ✓, once you’re done.

  3. Tap Save or ✓.

View Hosts by Tags

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. In the bar at the top, enter the name of the desired tag.

  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. Tap the Search box / icon at the top.

  3. Enter the name of the desired tag.

Edit a Tag

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. From the Tags drop-down menu, click the pencil icon next to a tag.

  3. Specify a new name and click Save.

  1. Tap and hold a host.

  2. On iOS, tap > next to the Tags field, or the field itself on Android.

  3. Swipe a tag to the left and choose Edit (iOS) or pencil icon (Android) to specify a new name.

Remove a Tag

Desktop
Mobile
  1. Navigate to the Hosts screen.

  2. From the Tags drop-down menu, click the trash can icon next to a tag.

  1. Tap and hold a host.

  2. On iOS, tap > next to the Tags field, or the field itself on Android.

  3. Swipe a tag to the left and choose Delete (iOS) or the trash can icon (Android).