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Chapter 4 Authentication

The Tectia client/server solution provides mutual authentication for the server and the client user. The Tectia client components authenticate the server and the Tectia Server authenticates the user's identity.

Secure Shell provides confidentiality also for user authentication. All data for identification and authentication purposes is exchanged in encrypted format between the client and server. User identity is not revealed to eavesdropping parties since the user is authenticated only after the connection has been secured.

Secure Shell supports multiple standardized methods for user authentication.

For reference information on the user authentication methods, see technical note Tectia Client/Server User Authentication Methods at