login about faq

I have SSH Tectia Client Ver. 4.2.0(build22). I have created an ssh key pair with a password. My problem is that Tectia only prompts me for the password once. In other words, after I use the keys (log into a server once), Tectia does not prompt for the password again until I reboot the machine. I do not like this. I want to enter the password every time I try to ssh to a server.

I looked in the configuration, but I have not seen anything yet. I had this issue on WinXP and Win7. Any help is appreciated

Thanks, Mike

asked Jun 21 '11 at 22:05

mikeg008's gravatar image


edited Sep 21 '11 at 18:00

SSH%20KB's gravatar image


Hi Mike,

Indeed this is by design and more or less standard behavior when using ssh keys. Once you are prompted for the passphrase for your key it will unlock it and remember it for further sessions.

In Tectia Client version 4 the key management is handled by SSH Accession. If I remember correctly there is a tray icon for this which you could exit. Once it has exited, you will need to enter the passphrase again the next time you use your key. In case this is missing you could also try finding the ssh accession process and killing it.

Version 4 is quite old already. In newer versions (6.x) you can also re-lock individual keys after using them. Although as far as I know it is not currently possible to configure it to always prompt for the passphrase on every use.


answered Jun 21 '11 at 22:22

Roman's gravatar image

Roman ♦♦

So THAT's what SSH Accession is. I killed it from the system tray and it prompts me for my password every time now.

Thanks Roman!

(Jun 21 '11 at 22:29) mikeg008 mikeg008's gravatar image

No problem. Glad to be of help!

(Jun 21 '11 at 22:31) Roman ♦♦ Roman's gravatar image
Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: Jun 21 '11 at 22:05

Seen: 1,717 times

Last updated: Sep 21 '11 at 18:00

Related questions

All user contributed content licensed under the cc-by-sa license.
Powered by OSQA.