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
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