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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.


Installation of software using RPM packages

You must avoid installing software using RPM commands. In addition to installing the third party software, these are very likely to update system libraries which may be incompatible with those currently used, or when the operating system or the BMC Discovery application are updated later.

To install the Tectia SSH client

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

To configure BMC Discovery to use the Tectia SSH client

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

  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.

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

To verify the Tectia SSH client

After you have installed and configured the client for the tideway user, you should be 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.

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