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Server Authentication

Authentication is the process of reliably determining the identity of a communicating party. Identity can be proven by something you know (such as a password), something you have (such as a private key or token), or something intrinsic about you (such as a fingerprint). Secure Shell connections require both server and client authentication.

Server authentication enables the client to confirm the identity of the server. Reflection for Secure IT Windows Server supports these host authentication methods:

  • Public key
  • Certificate (a special form of public key authentication)

The server has only one chance to authenticate to the client during the authentication process. If this authentication fails, the connection fails.

In this Section

Public Key Authentication

Configure Public Key Host Authentication

Identity Tab

Generate Host Private Key Dialog Box

Export Public Key Dialog Box

Certificate Authentication Overview

Configure Certificate Server Authentication

Windows Certificate Store Dialog Box

Kerberos (GSSAPI) Authentication

Configure GSSAPI Server and Client Authentication