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SSH Tectia Client User Profiles: Creating & Editing

Profiles are "favorites" or "shortcuts" to servers.

Profile Descriptions

The following are common servers for which you may want to create a profile:

Accessed
Host name Uses
SFTP unix.andrew.cmu.edu Typically used by students for file transfers to the Andrew Unix pool of computers.
SFTP ac-files.andrew.cmu.edu Used by HRIS, SIS and PAS customers to obtain reports created by business applications.
SFTP sis.as.cmu.edu

Used by a very limited number of power or administrative users to access SIS.

SSH unix.andrew.cmu.edu Typically used by students for access to the Andrew Unix pool of computers.
SSH acis.as.cmu.edu Used to access Enterprise applications SIS, HRIS and PAS. Upon login, a menu of systems appears.

Creating a Profile

  1. Launch Tectia, Start > All Programs > Tectia Client > and either Tectia - SSH Terminal or Tectia - Secure File Transfer.
  2. Select File > Profiles > Add Profile.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. If this is your first time creating a Profile, select General > Default Connection. Select Specify user name, enter your Andrew userID and then click Apply.
    default user
  5. Select Connection Profiles.
  6. Select Add Profile from the bottom of the screen.
    add profile button
  7. Enter the following:
    • Profile Name: type a name for your profile (e.g., Unix). Do not use periods in your profile name. 
    • Host Name: type the server name (e.g., unix.andrew.cmu.edu).
  8. Select Use the Default Connection's user name in the User Name area.
    add info
  9. Click the Windows tab and then select Terminal or File Transfer window.
  10. Select Create Shortcut if you would like a shortcut on your Desktop.
  11. Click OK.

Test Your Profile

  1. Select the Profiles button and then the name of the profile you just added.
    testing
  2. Enter your password when prompted.
  3. You are now connected to the server.
  4. The profile is available under the Profiles button for both Tectia applications.

Editing a Profile

  1. Open the SSH Tectia Client application, Start > All Programs > Tectia Client > and either Tectia -Terminal or Tectia - Secure File Transfer.
  2. Select File > Profiles > Edit Profiles.
  3. Select the name of the profile you want to edit (e.g., Unix).
  4. Under the Connection Profiles tab, select and edit the information.
  5. Click OK.

Last Updated: 3/1/13