SSH Tectia

Using Keys Generated with OpenSSH

SSH Tectia Client supports also user key pairs generated with OpenSSH. The OpenSSH keys can be specified in the ssh-broker-config.xml file by using the key-stores element. An example configuration is shown below:

  <key-store type="software" 
             init="key_files(/u/exa/keys/,/u/exa/keys/id_dsa)" />
  <key-store type="software" 
             init="directory(path(/u/exa/.ssh))" />

This example adds a key called id_dsa and all keys from the user's default OpenSSH key directory (.ssh under the user's home directory).

On Windows, you can add OpenSSH keys and directories on the Keys and Certificates page of the SSH Tectia Configuration tool. See Managing Keys and Certificates.

The public key can be uploaded to the server the same way as with standard SSH2 keys. See Uploading the Public Key Manually and Uploading the Public Key Automatically (Windows).