SSH Tectia

SSH Tectia Solution Configuration

The SSH Tectia client/server solution allows the administrator to modify the configuration settings, and to add various rules that control the operations of the SSH Tectia products and the secured connections.

The administrator can view and edit the configurations either in XML format (with a text editor such as Emacs, vi, or an XML editor) or through a graphical user interface (GUI) that is available on Windows. Both Windows and Unix versions have the same configuration file format in local configurations.

The SSH Tectia client/server solution can also be placed under control of SSH Tectia Manager. Then the SSH Tectia products are managed centrally, and configuration sets can be created and stored on Management Server. Hosts running SSH Tectia Client, ConnectSecure, and Server can be arranged in host groups, and the configurations can be deployed jointly to all hosts in a group.

When the SSH Tectia products are managed centrally through SSH Tectia Manager, SSH Tectia Server and Connection Broker configuration GUIs restrict local configurations, which eliminates the possibility of unintentional user modifications through GUI on Windows.

On Windows, there are different graphical user interfaces (GUI) available for the SSH Tectia client/server solution products:

  • Terminal GUI for SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure

  • SSH Tectia Configuration GUI for handling the Connection Broker configuration on SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure

  • SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI for the server

SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure use the same terminal window which offers several ways to open secure connections and to access the SSH Tectia services. See Figure 4.4.

The SSH Tectia terminal window

Figure 4.4. The SSH Tectia terminal window

SSH Tectia Client and ConnectSecure use the Connection Broker configurations which can be made through the SSH Tectia Configuration GUI; see Figure 4.5.

SSH Tectia Configuration GUI - General settings view

Figure 4.5. SSH Tectia Configuration GUI - General settings view

SSH Tectia Server can be configured through the SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI; see Figure 4.6.

SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI main page

Figure 4.6. SSH Tectia Server Configuration GUI main page