GT 6.0: GSI-OpenSSH

GSI-OpenSSH is a modified version of OpenSSH that adds support for X.509 proxy certificate authentication and delegation, providing a single sign-on remote login and file transfer service. GSI-OpenSSH can be used to login to remote systems and transfer files between systems without entering a password, relying instead on a valid proxy credential for authentication. GSI-OpenSSH forwards proxy credentials to the remote system on login, so commands requiring proxy credentials (including GSI-OpenSSH commands) can be used on the remote system without the need to manually create a new proxy credential on that system. For more information about GSI-OpenSSH, see the GSI-OpenSSH Home Page.

The following guides are available for this component:

Security Key Concepts

For important general concepts. [pdf]

Admin Guide

For system administrators and those installing, building and deploying GT. You should already have read the Installation Guide and Quickstart [pdf]

User’s Guide

Describes how end-users typically interact with this component. [pdf]

Developer’s Guide

Reference and usage scenarios for developers. [pdf]

Other information available for this component are:

Release Notes

What’s new with the 6.0 release for this component. [pdf]

Public Interface Guide

Information for all public interfaces (including APIs, commands, etc). Please note this is a subset of information in the Developer’s Guide. [pdf]

Quality Profile

Information about test coverage reports, etc. [pdf]

Migrating Guide

Information for migrating to this version if you were using a previous version of GT. [pdf]

All GSI-OpenSSH Guides (PDF only)

Includes all GSI-OpenSSH guides except Public Interfaces (which is a subset of the Developer’s Guide)