SSH Tectia

Installing on Solaris

The downloaded online installation package contains the compressed installation files. On the CD-ROM, the installation packages for Solaris are located in directory /install/solaris/.

Two packages are required: one for the common components of SSH Tectia Client and Server, and one for the specific components of SSH Tectia Client.

SSH Tectia Client includes support for Entrust certificates on Solaris 8. The necessary libraries are automatically included in the installation.

SSH Tectia Client includes support for Zones on Solaris 10. The SSH Tectia software can be installed into the global and local zones. When the SSH Tectia software is installed into the global zone, it becomes automatically installed also into the existing local zones. However, if the local zones are added into the system later, the SSH Tectia Client needs to be separately installed on them.

In case you are installing SSH Tectia Client into a sparse zone, note that the installation process will report a failure in creating symlinks. The actual installation is finished successfully, but you need to manually add the /opt/tectia/bin to the path settings.

For information on the Solaris Zones, see the Sun Microsystem documentation: System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Solaris Zones.

To install SSH Tectia Client on Solaris, follow the instructions below:

  1. Select the installation package according to your Sun Solaris version.

    When installing on Solaris version 8, 9 or 10 running on the SPARC architecture, use the packages named:


    When installing on Solaris version 10 running on the x86-64 architecture, use the packages named:


    In the commands, <version> indicates the product release version and the current build number (for example,

  2. Unpack the installation packages to a suitable place. The standard place is /var/spool/pkg in Solaris environment. In the command examples below, we use Solaris 10 x86-64:

    $ uncompress ssh-tectia-common-<version>-solaris10-x86_64.pkg.Z
    $ uncompress ssh-tectia-client-<version>-solaris10-x86_64.pkg.Z
  3. Install the packages with the pkgadd tool with root privileges:

    # pkgadd -d ssh-tectia-common-<version>-solaris10-x86_64.pkg all
    # pkgadd -d ssh-tectia-client-<version>-solaris10-x86_64.pkg all
  4. Copy the license file to directory: /etc/ssh2/licenses (This is not necessary in "third-digit" maintenance updates.) See also Licensing.