SSH Tectia

SSH Tectia® Client 6.1

User Manual

Tectia Corporation

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26 November 2010

Table of Contents

1. About This Document
Documentation Conventions
Operating System Names
Directory Paths
Customer Support
Component Terminology
2. Installing SSH Tectia Client
Preparing for Installation
System Requirements
Hardware and Disk Space Requirements
Installation Packages
Upgrading Previously Installed SSH Tectia Client Software
Downloading SSH Tectia Releases
Installing the SSH Tectia Client Software
Installing on AIX
Installing on HP-UX
Installing on Linux
Installing on Solaris
Installing on Windows
Installing on VMware ESX
Installing on Linux on IBM System z
Removing the SSH Tectia Client Software
Removing from AIX
Removing from HP-UX
Removing from Linux
Removing from Solaris
Removing from Windows
Removing from VMware ESX
Removing from Linux on IBM System z
Files Related to SSH Tectia Client
File Locations on Unix
File Locations on Windows
Registry Keys on Windows
Symlinks between ssh/scp/sftp and sshg3/scpg3/sftpg3 (on Unix)
3. Getting Started with SSH Tectia Client
Product Components
First Login to a Remote Host
Logging in with SSH Tectia Terminal GUI (on Windows)
Logging in with Command-Line sshg3
Using Public-Key Authentication
4. Configuring SSH Tectia Client
Configuration Files
Editing the Configuration Files
Command-Line Options
5. Authentication
Server Authentication with Public Keys
Host Key Storage Formats
Using the System-Wide Host Key Storage
Resolving Hashed Host Keys
Using the OpenSSH known_hosts File
Server Authentication with Certificates
Using the Configuration File (Unix)
Using the GUI
User Authentication with Passwords
Using the Configuration File (Unix)
Using Stored Passwords in Connection Profiles
Using the GUI
User Authentication with Public Keys
Creating Keys with ssh-keygen-g3
Uploading Public Keys Manually
Creating Keys with the Public-Key Authentication Wizard (Windows)
Using Keys Generated with OpenSSH
Special Considerations with Windows Servers
User Authentication with Certificates
Using the Configuration File (Unix)
Using the GUI
Host-Based User Authentication (Unix)
User Authentication with Keyboard-Interactive
Using the Configuration File (Unix)
Using the GUI
User Authentication with GSSAPI
Using the Configuration File (Unix)
Using the GUI
6. Transferring Files
Secure File Transfer with scpg3 and sftpg3 Commands
Using scpg3
Using sftpg3
Secure File Transfer GUI (Windows)
Defining File Transfer GUI Settings
Downloading Files with the File Transfer GUI
Uploading Files with the File Transfer GUI
Transfer and Queue Tabs
Defining File Properties
Differences from Windows Explorer
Controlling File Transfer
Site Command
7. Secure Shell Tunneling
Local Tunnels
Transparent TCP Tunneling
Non-Transparent TCP Tunneling
Non-Transparent FTP Tunneling
SOCKS Tunneling
Remote Tunnels
X11 Forwarding
Agent Forwarding
8. Troubleshooting SSH Tectia Client
Starting Connection Broker in Debug Mode
Collecting System Information for Troubleshooting
Answers to Common Problems
A. Connection Broker Configuration Tools
SSH Tectia Connections Configuration GUI
Opening the GUI
Defining General Settings
Defining Connection Profiles
Defining User Authentication
Defining Server Authentication
Defining Transparent Tunnels
Defining Automatic Tunnels
Configuration File for Connection Broker
Backup of Configuration Files
Broker Configuration File Syntax
SSH Tectia Shortcut Menu (Windows)
SSH Tectia Status Dialog Box (Windows)
B. Configuring SSH Tectia Terminal and File Transfer GUI (Windows)
Defining Global Settings
Defining the Appearance
Selecting the Font and Terminal Window Size
Selecting Colors
Defining Messages
Defining File Transfer Settings
Defining Advanced File Transfer Options
Defining File Transfer Mode
Defining Local Favorites
Defining Security Settings
Using Command-Line Options
Customizing the User Interface
Saving Settings
Loading Settings
Customize Dialog
Customizing Toolbars
C. Command-Line Tools and Man Pages
ssh-broker-g3 - SSH Connection Broker - Generation 3
ssh-broker-ctl - SSH Tectia Connection Broker control utility
ssh-troubleshoot - tool for collecting system information
sshg3 - Secure Shell terminal client - Generation 3
scpg3 - Secure Shell file copy client - Generation 3
sftpg3 - Secure Shell file transfer client - Generation 3
ssh-translation-table - Secure Shell File Transfer Translation Table
ssh-keygen-g3 - authentication key pair generator
ssh-keyfetch - Host key tool for the Secure Shell client
ssh-cmpclient-g3 - CMP enrollment client
ssh-scepclient-g3 - SCEP enrollment client
ssh-certview-g3 - certificate viewer
ssh-ekview-g3 - external key viewer
D. Egrep Syntax
Egrep Patterns
Escaped Tokens for Regex Syntax Egrep
Character Sets For Egrep
E. Audit Messages