Authenticating with Network Shell
When you use Network Shell in conjunction with a Network Shell Proxy Server, you must first authenticate. After you successfully authenticate, you are issued a session credential, which grants you access to the proxy server.
If you are using Network Shell interactively, you can obtain a session credential using the BMC Server Automation Console or you can use the
blcred command line utility.
When using the console, open the login dialog as you normally would. Select Options, which displays additional authentication choices. Then select Save Credential for this session. After you select Connect to authenticate, a session credential is cached, even if you exit the console.
For more information about using
blcred to obtain a session credential, refer to the
blcred man page. Alternatively, BMC technical documentation shows some typical scenarios for using
blcred at Administering security.
If you are running Network Shell in batch mode, you must use
blcred to obtain a session credential.
If you are using Network Shell to connect directly to servers without routing traffic through a Network Shell Proxy Server, no authentication is required.