SSH Tectia

Chapter 1 About This Document

This document describes installing and using SSH Tectia Client and the client-side tools of SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z. In this manual, we use the name SSH Tectia Client to refer to both product versions, as their behaviour is identical.

This manual is meant for SSH Tectia Client users and administrators who install and configure the software.

This document contains the following information:

  • Installing SSH Tectia Client and the client-side tools of SSH Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z

  • Getting started

  • Configuring SSH Tectia Client

  • Authentication

  • Transferring files

  • Tunneling

  • Troubleshooting

  • Appendices, including command-line tool, GUI, and audit message references

The Connection Broker handles all cryptographic operations and authentication-related tasks for SSH Tectia Client. In addition, SSH Tectia Client is configured through the Connection Broker settings made either in an XML file, or in the SSH Tectia Configuration GUI as described in SSH Tectia Connections Configuration GUI.

For general information on SSH Tectia Client and its features, refer to SSH Tectia Client/Server Product Description.

If you are familiar with SSH Tectia Client 4.x or older, we recommend that you read SSH Tectia Client/Server Migration Guide. It contains information on new and changed configuration options of SSH Tectia Client and Server and instructions for migrating existing 4.x installations to version 6.x.