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File Locations on Windows

On Windows, the default installation directory (<INSTALLDIR> below) for Tectia products is:

  • "C:\Program Files\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia" on 32-bit Windows versions

  • "C:\Program Files (x86)\SSH Communications Security\SSH Tectia" on 64-bit Windows versions

On Windows, the Tectia ConnectSecure files are located in the following directories:

  • "<INSTALLDIR>\SSH Tectia ConnectSecure": the binaries for Tectia ConnectSecure

  • "<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.

    • "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SSH\hostkeys": the global directory for known host keys (on pre-Vista Windows).

    • "C:\ProgramData\SSH\hostkeys": the global directory for known host keys (on Windows Vista and later Windows versions).

Figure 2.4 shows the Tectia directory structure in the Windows Start menu when several Tectia products have been installed on the same machine.

The Tectia directory structure on Windows

Figure 2.4. The 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 Tectia SSH Terminal GUI configuration file

  • %APPDATA%\SSH\*.ssh2: the Tectia SSH 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


The user-specific %APPDATA% directory is hidden by default. To view hidden directories, change the setting in Windows Explorer. For example, on Windows 7, select Organize → Folder and search options on the menu. On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files, folders and drives.