First Login to a Remote Host

This section gives basic instructions on how you can log in from Tectia ConnectSecure to a Secure Shell server with the default settings. The default settings on Tectia ConnectSecure and Tectia Server allow login with passwords, public keys, and GSSAPI.

You need to receive and store the server host public keys to the local host, in order to be able to use the automatic SFTP conversion and transparent tunneling options. Here we show how the server public keys are handled during the first connection to the server.

There are separate instructions on using the Tectia SSH Terminal GUI on Windows to connect to a remote server host (see Logging in with Tectia SSH Terminal GUI (on Windows)) and on using sshg3 on the command line on Windows and Unix (see Logging in with Command-Line sshg3).

Tectia ConnectSecure includes a shortcut menu that helps configuring the connection settings, and in viewing the status of the connections and authentication keys. For a description of the Tectia shortcut menu, see Tectia Shortcut Menu (Windows and Linux).