SSH Tectia

SSH Tectia Server

The SSH Tectia Server page allows you to start and stop the server, adjust troubleshooting settings, view the event log, restore the settings to their default values, and select the GUI mode (simple or advanced).

SSH Tectia Server Configuration - SSH Tectia Server page

Figure 4.1. SSH Tectia Server Configuration - SSH Tectia Server page

Server Information

The server version and the server expansion pack (if any) and license type (commercial or evaluation) are shown at the top of the page.

If a valid license file cannot be found, the text "License not available" is shown in place of the server and license type. The server will not start without a license file. For more information, see Licensing.

Server Status

The server status is displayed on the left. The status can be either Stopped, Starting, Running, Stopping, Paused, Pausing, Continuing, or Failure. To start or stop the server, click the Start Server/Stop Server button.

When the server is stopped, clicking the Troubleshooting Options buttons opens a dialog box where you can set the server to run in troubleshooting mode.

Editing troubleshooting options

Figure 4.2. Editing troubleshooting options

To run the server in troubleshooting mode, select the check box and enter a troubleshooting string. The string can be a number from 1 to 99 (the default is 2). The higher the number, the more detailed troubleshooting output is generated.

When the server is started again, the troubleshooting log can be viewed by clicking View Troubleshooting Log.

Log Viewing

When the server is running in troubleshooting mode, the log can be viewed by clicking View Troubleshooting Log. This opens a separate window where the log is displayed. The log is displayed from the moment the window is opened.

Viewing troubleshooting log

Figure 4.3. Viewing troubleshooting log

In the log window, you can select the text normally and copy it to clipboard. To clear the log window, click Clear log. To close the window, click Close. Note that closing the window does not affect the mode the server is running in. Reopening the window will again display the log from the moment of opening.

Important events are logged in the system event log. Click the View Event Log button to launch the Event Viewer program that allows you to examine the log contents. See Auditing for more information.

Default Settings

To discard any changes you have made to the configuration settings and restore the factory default values, click the Restore Default Settings button and click OK in the confirmation dialog.

Note that the settings will not revert back to the previously saved values, but to the initial values that are built into the program.

GUI Mode

The SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI can be run in two modes: Simple and Advanced.

In the simple GUI mode, you cannot add multiple rules under the Connections and Encryption, Authentication, and Services pages, and the Selector tabs are not available. The same connection, authentication, and service rules are applied to all users. If you have already defined selectors or added several rules, you cannot enter simple mode. Clicking Restore Default Settings will restore the default configuration and allow entering simple mode again.

In the advanced mode, all settings in the GUI are available. You can add several rules under Connections and Encryption, Authentication, and Services pages and define selectors for them. See Connections and Encryption, Authentication, and Services,.