Table of Contents
- Server Authentication
- User Authentication
- Configuring User Authentication Chains
The Secure Shell protocol used by the SSH Tectia client/server solution provides mutual authentication – the client authenticates the server and the server authenticates the client users. Both parties are assured of the identity of the other party.
The SSH Tectia Server host can authenticate itself to the client using either public-key authentication or certificate authentication.
Different methods can be used to authenticate Secure Shell client users. These authentication methods can be used separately or combined, depending on the level of functionality and security you want. The server defines what methods are allowed, and the client defines the order in which they will be tried. The least interactive methods should be tried first.
SSH Tectia Server allows GSSAPI, public-key, keyboard-interactive, and password in user authentication by default.