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Tectia Connections Status GUI

You can view information on the Tectia Connection Broker status in the Tectia Connections Status GUI.

To open the Tectia Connections Status GUI, click the Tectia icon in the notification area of the Windows taskbar or right-click the icon and select the Status option from the shortcut menu. The Tectia Connections Status GUI gives you access to the following views: the Connections, Keys, and Logs views. Click a view icon on the left of the dialog box to see the relevant view.

Connections View

The Connections view of the Tectia Connections Status GUI displays the currently active secured connections (terminal, tunnel, or SFTP) to and from your computer.

The Connections view of the Status window

Figure A.47. The Connections view of the Status window

The following information is displayed for each connection:

  • Connection: The destination of the connection in the user@host#port format.

  • ID: The identifier of the connecting program (a number issued by the Connection Broker).

  • Upload: Amount of data uploaded (in bytes).

  • Download: Amount of data downloaded (in bytes).

  • Upload speed: Upload speed in kilobytes per second.

  • Download speed: Download speed in kilobytes per second.

To view details about a connection, right-click the connection and select Show Connection Status. The view shows information related to authentication, transport and key exchange methods, amount of transferred data and open channels.

To view details about a channel, right-click the channel and select Show Channel Status. The view shows information related to the channel type, connection ID and host, duration and amount of transferred data.

To upload a key to the host, right-click the connection or channel and select Upload Key. The Public-Key Authentication Wizard opens where you can select the key to be uploaded and then upload the key. After a succesful upload, the status of the upload and the destination where the key was uploaded are shown. For more information, see Using the Public-Key Authentication Wizard

To close an open connection, right-click the connection and select Disconnect.

To close an open channel, right-click the channel and select Terminate channel.

Keys View

The Keys view of the Tectia Connections Status GUI displays the public keys and certificates that are available for public-key authentication.

The Keys view of the Status window

Figure A.48. The Keys view of the Status window

The following information is displayed for each key or certificate:

  • ID: The identifier of the key (a number issued by the Connection Broker).

  • Provider: Name of the key provider.

  • File name: Name of the key file.

  • Status: Status of the key can be:

    • locked - The file is passphrase or PIN protected and it is not known to the Connection Broker. Using the Prompt PIN shortcut command to give the passphrase unlocks the key.

    • open - The passphrase or PIN is known to the Connection Broker.

  • Type: Type of the key (RSA, DSA or ECDSA) or the certificate (X.509 Certificate).

  • Comment: Details about the key, such as length of the key, creator, and creation date and time.

To view details about a public key, right-click the public key and select Show key information. The view shows information related to the key type and length, its name, location and fingerprint, and whether its authentication code, for example a passphrase, is provided or not.

To clear the passphrase or PIN from cache, right-click the key and select Clear cached PIN. The key status changes to locked.

To save the passphrase or PIN into cache, right-click a locked public key and select Prompt PIN. A dialog opens prompting the passphrase or PIN. The key status changes to open.

To save the public key, right-click the key and select Save Public Key. The Save Public Key dialog opens for saving the key.

To upload a public key to a host, right-click the key and select Upload Public Key. The Public-Key Authentication Wizard opens where you can define a connection to a host and then upload the public key there. After a successful upload, the status of the upload and the destination where the key was uploaded are shown. For more information, see Using the Public-Key Authentication Wizard

Logs View

The Logs view of the Tectia Connections Status GUI displays logged information of the currently secured connections.

The Logs view of the Status window

Figure A.49. The Logs view of the Status window

To set the debugging level, enter a value in the field and click Set or press Enter.

You can select text from the log with the mouse and copy it to the clipboard with Ctrl+C. Pressing Ctrl+A selects all contents of the log. These commands are also available from a shortcut menu (right-click the log).

To pause the log creation, click Pause log.

To resume the log creation, click Resume log.

To clear the log, click Clear log.