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SSH

Component Terminology

The following terms are used throughout the documentation.

client computer

The computer from which the Secure Shell connection is initiated.

Connection Broker

The Connection Broker is a component included in Tectia Client, Tectia ConnectSecure, and in the Tectia Server for IBM z/OS client tools. Connection Broker handles all cryptographic operations and authentication-related tasks.

FTP-SFTP conversion

Tectia ConnectSecure can automatically capture FTP connections on the client and convert them to SFTP and direct them to an SFTP server running Tectia Server, Tectia Server for IBM z/OS, or another vendor's Secure Shell server software.

host key pair

A public-key pair used to identify a Secure Shell server. The private key file is accessible only to the server. The public key file is distributed to users connecting to the server.

remote host

Refers to the other party of the connection, client computer or server computer, depending on the viewpoint.

Secure Shell client

A client-side application that uses the Secure Shell version 2 protocol, for example sshg3, sftpg3, or scpg3 of Tectia Client.

Secure Shell server

A server-side application that uses the Secure Shell version 2 protocol.

server computer

The computer on which the Secure Shell service is running and to which the Secure Shell client connects.

SFTP server

A server-side application that provides a secure file transfer service as a subsystem of the Secure Shell server.

Tectia Client

A software component installed on a workstation. Tectia Client provides secure interactive file transfer and terminal client functionality for remote users and system administrators to access and manage servers running Tectia Server or other applications using the Secure Shell protocol. It also supports (non-transparent) static tunneling.

Tectia client/server solution

The Tectia client/server solution consists of Tectia Client, Tectia ConnectSecure, Tectia Server, and Tectia Server for IBM z/OS (including the Tectia Server for IBM z/OS client tools).

Tectia Connections Configuration GUI

Tectia Client and ConnectSecure have a graphical user interface for configuring the connection settings to remote servers. The GUI is supported on Windows and Linux.

Tectia ConnectSecure

A software component installed on a server host, but it acts as a Secure Shell client. Tectia ConnectSecure is designed for FTP replacement and it provides FTP-SFTP conversion, transparent FTP tunneling, transparent TCP tunneling, and enhanced file transfer services. Tectia ConnectSecure is capable of connecting to any standard Secure Shell server.

Tectia Secure File Transfer GUI

Tectia Client and ConnectSecure on Windows include a separate graphical user interface (GUI) for handling and performing file transfers interactively.

Tectia SFTP API

Tectia ConnectSecure includes separate application programming interfaces (API) for C and Java. The APIs can be used by developers who develop secure file transfer applications or integrate Tectia products into other systems.

Tectia Server

Tectia Server is a server-side component where Secure Shell clients connect to. There are three versions of the Tectia Server product available: Tectia Server for Linux, Unix and Windows platforms, Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z, and Tectia Server for IBM z/OS.

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS provides normal Secure Shell connections and supports the enhanced file transfer (EFT) features and transparent TCP tunneling on IBM mainframes.

Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z

Tectia Server for Linux on IBM System z provides Secure Shell connections on Linux running on IBM System z platforms.

Tectia Server Configuration tool

Tectia Server has a graphical user interface that can be used to configure the server instead of editing the configuration file. The GUI is supported on Windows.

transparent FTP tunneling

An FTP connection transparently encrypted and secured by a Secure Shell tunnel.

transparent TCP tunneling

A TCP application connection transparently encrypted and secured by a Secure Shell tunnel.

tunneled application

A TCP application secured by a Secure Shell connection.

user key pair

A public-key pair used to identify a Secure Shell user. The private key file is accessible only to the user. The public key file is copied to the servers the user wants to connect to.

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