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Invalid Configuration File Permissions on Windows
Symptom: Tectia Server fails to start and logs "Error in initial configuration".
Make sure that the permissions of the server configuration file
ssh-server-config.xml are as follows:
The owner of the file is a member of the Administrators group.
Only Administrators and SYSTEM may have Full control of the file.
Users have at most Read & execute permissions - they are not allowed to modify the file.
Other accounts do not have access to the file.
Reduce Secure Shell risk. Get to know the NIST 7966.
The NISTIR 7966 guideline from the Computer Security Division of NIST is a direct call to action for organizations regardless of industry and is a mandate for the US Federal government.
ISACA Practitioner Guide for SSH
With contributions from practitioners, specialists and SSH.COM experts, the ISACA “SSH: Practitioner Considerations” guide is vital best practice from the compliance and audit community.