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SSH Tectia

File Locations on Windows

On Windows, the default installation directory for SSH Tectia products is "C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia".

On Windows, the SSH Tectia Client files are located in the following directories:

  • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia Client": user binaries such as ssh-client-g3.exe

  • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia Broker": the Connection Broker binaries

    • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia Broker\ssh-broker-config.xml": the global Connection Broker configuration file (see ssh-broker-config(5))

    • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia Broker\ssh-broker-config-example.xml": a sample file with Connection Broker configuration examples

  • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia AUX": auxiliary binaries such as ssh-keygen-g3.exe

    • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia AUX\ssh-broker-ng": the Connection Broker configuration file DTD directory

      • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia AUX\ssh-broker-ng\ssh-broker-config-default.xml": a sample file that shows the factory default settings (see ssh-broker-config(5))

    • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia AUX\licenses": the license file directory (see Licensing)

Figure 3.1 shows the SSH Tectia directory structure when also SSH Tectia Server and SSH Tectia Connector have been installed on the same machine.

The SSH Tectia directory structure on Windows

Figure 3.1. The SSH Tectia directory structure on Windows

The user-specific configurations are stored in the following directories (by default, %USERPROFILE% expands to "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>"):

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\ssh-broker-config.xml": the user-specific Connection Broker configuration file

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\global.dat": the SSH Tectia Client GUI configuration file

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\*.ssh2": the SSH Tectia Client GUI profile configuration files

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\random_seed": the seed file for the random number generator

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\HostKeys": the user-specific directory for known remote host keys

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\UserKeys": the default directory for user public-key pairs

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\UserCertificates": the default directory for user certificate key pairs

  • "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\SSH\identification": (optional) the identification file used with public-key authentication


The user-specific Application Data directory is hidden by default. To view hidden directories, change the setting in Windows Explorer. For example, on Windows XP, select Tools → Folder Options on the menu, click the View tab, and select Show hidden files and folders.