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Is there a way to make the GUI client start with a username and password from the command line similar to the CLI client?

I have both of these working:

sshg3 --user=username1 --password=password1 hostname


ssh-client-g3 -u username1 -h hostname

can I make the second one work with a password on the commandline?

asked Jun 07 '12 at 18:32

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I'm not 100% sure that I understand what you are wanting, but you can set up profiles in the GUI to store the User name and password(not recommended), so you simply select a connection profile in order to connect.

Please the "3.5 Creating Connection Profiles" section on page 46 of our Client Manual.


answered Jun 15 '12 at 01:22

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I'm trying to integrate the tectia client with a password management tool. The password changes frequently, and the tool can call clients from command line parameters with the required user names and passwords. Changing the password in a connection profile is definitely not ideal, however, it looks like that's the only way to make this work so it's seamless to the user.


answered Jun 26 '12 at 00:03

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Depending on the tools available in your password management tool, you could possibly use the "Password Program" setting pg64 of the client manual.

"To use a program or a script that outputs the password, select Password program and enter the path to the program in the field."

For example if you can run a command line connection to the password management tool, that sends the user name and returns that user name's password. The tool would need to be secure of course and only be accessible to the user that the program is for. As far as I know there isn't a way to pass a variable to the program, so you would need one for each user.

A better option would probably be to use user key authentication. We now have a Universal User Key Manager tool that can help with the managing and rotating of those keys. It also has an API available so your password management tool could likely trigger the rotation of the keys as well.


answered Jun 27 '12 at 01:19

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