SSH Tectia

File Locations on Windows

On Windows, the default installation directory (<INSTALLDIR> below) 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": the binaries for SSH Tectia Client

  • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia Broker": the Connection Broker binaries and example configuration files

    • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia Broker\ssh-broker-config.xml": the global Connection Broker configuration file (see its manpage: 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 files and 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": this configuration file is read first and it holds the factory default settings. Do not edit this file, but you can use it to view the default settings. This file must be available and correctly formatted for the Connection Broker to get started. For the configuration options, see ssh-broker-config(5).

      • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia AUX\ssh-broker-ng\ssh-broker-ng-config-1.dtd": the document type definition (DTD) used with the Connection Broker configuration files. Do not edit this file!

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

    • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia AUX\documents": the end-user license agreements.

Figure 2.6 shows the SSH Tectia directory structure in the Windows Start menu when several SSH Tectia products have been installed on the same machine.

The SSH Tectia directory structure on Windows

Figure 2.6. The SSH Tectia directory structure on Windows

The user-specific configurations are stored in the directories as listed below.

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\ssh-broker-config.xml: the user-specific Connection Broker configuration file

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\global.dat: the SSH Tectia terminal GUI configuration file

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\*.ssh2: the SSH Tectia terminal GUI profile configuration files

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\random_seed: the seed file for the random number generator

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\HostKeys: the user-specific directory for known remote host keys

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\UserKeys: the default directory for user public-key pairs

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\UserCertificates: the default directory for user certificate key pairs

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\identification: (optional) the identification file used with public-key authentication

[Note]Note

The user-specific %APPDATA% 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.