User Settings Folder
The directory path to your personal data files is displayed in the text
field next to the Open button.
The default location for the user settings is in the profile folder of
the current Windows user account (for example
C:\WINNT\Profiles\username\Application Data\SSH). Note that this is not an editable field, but the
location of these files can be set by defining the
SSHCLIENT_USERPROFILE environment variable. For more
information, see the SSH Tectia Client FAQ (http://support.ssh.com/).
Your personal files include the settings file (default
default.ssh2), your public and private keys,
host keys and the keyboard mapping file (for example
Click the Open button to quickly access your personal data
files. The folder with the settings files opens. This is useful if you
wish to copy or backup your personal settings.
Note: Your private keys should always be kept secret. This is
important to remember if you are sharing your local computer with other
users. In this case, it is not advisable to store your private keys on
the local disk.
Warning: If you are using the Windows roaming profiles
functionality, your personal settings will be replicated with the
roaming profile server. If you store your private keys in the default
location (in the profile folder of your Windows user account) your
private keys may be susceptible to a malicious user listening to the
network traffic. Therefore the User Settings folder should be changed
into a location that is not affected by profile roaming.
For more information on user key files, see Section Using Public-Key Authentication.