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Chapter 1 About This Document

This document contains instructions on the basic administrative tasks of Tectia Server. There are three separate Tectia Server product versions:

  • Tectia Server (for Unix and Windows)

  • Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z

  • Tectia Server for IBM z/OS.

The first two are handled in this manual, and we use the name Tectia Server to refer to both product versions, as their behaviour is almost identical. The only difference is that Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z provides also hardware acceleration of encryption.

The Tectia Server for IBM z/OS is described in its own Administrator Manual.

This document is intended for system administrators responsible for the configuration of the Tectia Server software.

This document contains the following information:

  • Installing Tectia Server and Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z

  • Getting started

  • Configuring Tectia Server

  • Authentication settings

  • System administration

  • File transfer

  • Tunneling

  • Troubleshooting

  • Appendices, including command-line tool and audit message references

To fully use the information presented in this document, you should be familiar also with other system administration tasks. To edit the configuration files manually without Tectia Server Configuration GUI or Tectia Manager, you should have basic knowledge of XML.

Tectia Client/Server Product Description contains important background information on the Tectia client/server solution, and we recommend that you read it before installing and starting Tectia Server.