Install Custom Settings with a Companion Installer

You can use the Attachmate Customization Tool to configure a customized Reflection for Secure IT. To do this, you can create one or more companion installer packages to install custom settings files, and then add the companion package(s) to your installation. You can specify both user-specific and global locations for installing files.

NOTE:For names and locations of configuration files used by Reflection for Secure IT, see the lists that follow the procedure.

To create a companion package to install Reflection for Secure IT settings files

  1. Create an administrative installation image.

  2. From your administrative installation point, open the Attachmate Customization Tool from a shortcut or by typing the following command line:

    <path_to_setup> \setup.exe /admin

  3. From the Select Customization dialog box, select Create a new Companion installer (or open an existing MSI), and then click OK.

  4. From the navigation pane, click Specify package information. Use this panel to specify the program name your package will use in the Windows Programs and Features or Add or Remove Programs list. Also specify your organization name.

  5. From the navigation pane, click Specify install locations. Use this panel to specify whether you want to install files for all users (the default) or just for the user who installs the package you are creating. You can also specify default installation locations on this panel.

  6. From the navigation pane, click Add Files.

  7. Under Add files to, specify a destination location. For a list of files and file locations used by Reflection for Secure IT, see the lists that follow this procedure.

  8. (Optional) Click Include shortcut to install a shortcut users can use to open the installed file. For example, if you're installing a settings file (*.r3w), you can install a shortcut to launch Reflection using the settings in that file. You can use the Configure shortcuts panel to specify where the shortcut should be installed.

  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 ReflectionSettings.msi).

User-specific files and locations

File Name

Add File To

*.r3w

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

NOTE:This is the default location for Reflection for Secure IT settings files. You can also use settings files in other locations

config

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection\.ssh

NOTE:For information about this file, see Secure Shell Client 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

Settings.rfw

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

NOTE:This is the default location for FTP Client settings files. You can also configure the FTP Client using xml files. An advantage of using an xml settings file is the ability to deploy settings without including user-specific information such as user name and password.

rftp.xml

[PersonalFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

NOTE:You can create this file using the FTP Client Export command. Settings in this location are migrated to a Settings.rfw file the first time the user runs the FTP Client.

rsckrb5.xml

[AppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

NOTE:You can create this file using the Reflection Kerberos Manager Export Settings command. Settings in this location are migrated to the Windows registry the first time a user runs Reflection Kerberos Manager or runs any Reflection client configured to use Reflection Kerberos.

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

rftp.xml

[CommonAppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

NOTE:Settings in this location are migrated to a Settings.rfw file for each Windows user the first time the user runs the FTP Client.

rsckrb5.xml

[CommonAppDataFolder]\Attachmate\Reflection

NOTE:Settings in this location are migrated to the Windows registry for each Windows user the first time the user runs Reflection Kerberos Manager or runs any Reflection client configured to use Reflection Kerberos.