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I need to set up a non-interactive job, how can I authenticate the user to the Tectia Server?

asked Dec 17 '10 at 09:43

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There are three recommended ways of setting up a non-interactive authentication

Public-key authentication with an empty passphrase:

Set up public key authentication as instructed in the documentation of the SSH Tectia Client, leaving the key passphrase empty. The following link is to the 6.1. documentation:


Important: An empty passphrase is a potential security threat. So the both the client and server side user account used for the non-interactive job

Unix-to-Unix: host-based authentication

Only when the desired remote host computer is running Unix, and the client is also unix, host-based authentication can be used.

See the Tectia Server documentation, here is a link for 6.1.:


Using the connection broker to remember the key passphrase

  • This is otherwise the same as the public key authentication steps described above, but the key is created with a passphrase
  • Then the connection is opened once using the key, so the key is stored in the connection broker's memory, which is reset each time the connection broker is started again
  • As long as the same connection broker instance is the same, the key with the passphrase can be used

Using Certificate authentication

  • Requires a PKI infrasructure
  • has the same security implications as public key authentication with no passphrase
  • Certificate authentication is technically a part of the public-key authentication method

See the Server and client side documentation, here are links for 6.1.:






answered Dec 17 '10 at 10:57

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