SSH

Tectia Server Configuration Tool

The easiest way to configure the server is to use the Tectia Server Configuration tool. Start the program by clicking the Tectia Server Configuration icon in the Tectia Server program group (or by running the ssh-server-gui.exe program located in the installation directory on Windows).

The Tectia Server Configuration tool displays the settings in a tree structure. Select the desired configuration page by clicking the list displayed on the left. The order of settings in the Tectia Server Configuration tool follows the same logic that is used in setting up a Secure Shell connection:

  1. The settings related to the server's own configuration are made with the following configuration pages:

  2. After the client has initiated a connection to the server, the server checks whether connections from the client address are allowed. The client and server perform key exchange where the server authenticates itself to the client, and ciphers, KEXs and MACs are selected for the connection. The related configuration settings are made with the Connections and Encryption configuration page (see Connections and Encryption).

  3. The server requests the user to authenticate itself to the server. The server may offer a selection of authentication methods or require several authentication methods to be passed in succession. The configuration settings related to authentication are made with the Authentication configuration page (see Authentication).

  4. The server determines the services the client is allowed to use. The related configuration settings are made with the Services configuration page (see Services).

For troubleshooting instructions, see also Chapter 9.