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Deploy Secure Shell Settings with a Companion Installer

System administrators can use the Attachmate Customization Tool to deploy Secure Shell settings to end users. You can specify both user-specific and global locations for installing files.

Note: For names and locations of configuration files used by Secure Shell sessions, see the lists that follow the procedure

To create a companion package to install Secure Shell settings

  1. Configure the Secure Shell settings you want to deploy.
  2. Create an administrative installation of Reflection (or use an existing one).
  3. From a command line, open the Attachmate Customization Tool:

    path_to_setup\setup.exe /admin

  4. From the Select Customization dialog box, select Create a new Companion installer (or open an existing MSI), and then click OK.
  5. From the navigation pane, select Specify install locations.
  6. Under Installation type, specify either Installs to all users of a machine or Installs only for the user who installs it.
  7. From the navigation pane, select Add files.
  8. Under Add files to, specify a destination location. Refer to the lists that follow this procedure.
  9. Click Add, browse to locate the file you want to add to the installation, then click Open.
  10. Click File > Save As and enter a name for your installer file (for example SecureShellSettings.msi).

User-specific files and locations

File Name

Add File To

config

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.ssh

Note: For information about this file, see Secure Shell Configuration Files.

known_hosts

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.ssh

Note: For information about this file, see The Known Hosts File.

pki_config

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.pki

Note: This file configures Reflection Certificate Manager settings.

 

trust_store.p12

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.pki

Note: This file configures Reflection Trusted Certificate Authorities

Global files and locations

File Name

Add File To

ssh_config

[CommonAppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

Note: This is the global Secure Shell client configuration file.

ssh_known_hosts

[CommonAppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

Note: This is the global known hosts file.

pki_config

[CommonAppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.pki

trust_store.p12

[CommonAppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.pki