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SSH

Chapter 1 About This Document

This document contains instructions on installing and using Tectia Server for IBM z/OS on IBM mainframes.

To fully utilize the information presented in this document, you should be familiar with Unix System Services (USS) of z/OS and Unix concepts in general.

This document contains the following information:

  • Installing Tectia Server for IBM z/OS

  • Getting started with Tectia Server for IBM z/OS

  • Server configuration settings

  • Server and user authentication

  • System administration

  • Secure file transfer using SFTP

  • Setting up transparent FTP security

  • Secure Shell tunneling

  • Troubleshooting

  • Appendices

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS 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 for IBM z/OS.

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS User Manual gives instructions on using the Tectia client tools on z/OS for secure system administration and secure file transfer.

Tectia Server for IBM z/OS Quick Start Guide gives instructions for getting started with Tectia Server for IBM z/OS on IBM mainframes.

The Tectia man pages describe the commands and configuration file options in detail. The man pages are located in the man subdirectory of the Tectia installation directory. The server man pages are also contained in Appendix A of this manual.

In addition, the following documents will aid in understanding the Secure Shell protocol and using the product:

  • general literature about Secure Shell, e.g. SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide by O'Reilly

  • Secure Shell RFCs 4250-4256 at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/


 

 
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