Configuring the appliance to use Tectia SSH and X.509 certificates

The appliance can be configured to use Tectia SSH and x.509 certificates, as described in the following sections. These procedures assume that you have administrator level knowledge of Tectia SSH, and a Tectia SSH server installed on your network.

Installing and configuring the Tectia SSH client

Install the Tectia SSH client as described in the Tectia installation guide.

After you have installed and configured the client for the tideway user, you should able to access remote servers using sshg3 from the command line, though you might need to add /opt/tectia/bin to the PATH. You should test servers that require X.509 certificates and those that do not, if possible.

Configuring discovery to use the Tectia SSH client

To configure Discovery to use the Tectia SSH client:

  1. Create a .tideway.py file in /usr/tidewayand add the following entry:

    SSH_CMD="/opt/tectia/bin/sshg3"
  2. Restart the Tideway services.
    You will see deprecation warnings in the logs about use of the .tideway.py file but you can ignore them.

Discovery will now use Tectia SSH instead of OpenSSH for connections to remote systems.

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