PKI Configuration Tab - Secure Shell Host Keys Dialog Box

Getting there

Use the PKI Configuration tab to configure connections to PKI Services Manager, a free add-on utility that provides X.509 certificate validation services. This utility is required if your X client host authenticates using certificates. Before you configure the options on this tab, you need to download and configure this free add-on utility.

Note: The options on this tab are not available if you are running X Manager for Domains. To configure connections to PKI Services Manager for a domain, you need to use the Administrative Console.

The options are:

PKI server

Specify the host name or IP address of the computer running PKI Services Manager.

Note: If PKI Services Manager is configured to use a non-default port, include the port value using hostname:port syntax. For example acme.com:18081.

 

Public key

MD5 fingerprint

SHA1 fingerprint

 

These read-only items display information about a PKI Services Manager public key after it has been successfully imported.

Import Key

Use this option to manually import the PKI Services Manager public key. First, copy the key from the PKI Services Manager computer (default locations are below) to any location available from Reflection X Advantage.

The default location on Windows is:
common application data folder\Attachmate\ReflectionPKI\config\pki_key.pub

The default location on UNIX is:
/opt/attachmate/pkid/config/pki_key.pub

 

Download Key

Retrieves the public key from the specified PKI server and displays a dialog box that allows you to confirm this identity. To compare the presented fingerprint with the actual PKI Services Manager key open the PKI Services Manager console on the PKI server, and go to Utility > View Public Key.

When you click Yes to accept the key, the key is imported into the Reflection X Advantage database.

Note: Download Key is available if you are connecting to PKI Services Manager version 1.2 or later. If you are connecting to an older version, install the public key using Import Key.

 

Delete Key

Removes the PKI Services Manager key from the Reflection X Advantage database.

Related Topics

Host Authentication for Secure Shell Sessions

Using PKI Services Manager with Reflection X Advantage

Configure Reflection X Advantage to Connect to PKI Services Manager