GT 6.0 Release Notes: GSI-OpenSSH

1. Component Overview

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.

1.1. Feature summary

1.2. Summary of Changes in GSI OpenSSH

1.2.1. New Features: GSI OpenSSH


1.2.2. Improvements: GSI OpenSSH


1.3. Fixed Bugs for GSI OpenSSH


1.4. Known Problems in GSI OpenSSH


1.5. Technology dependencies

GSI-OpenSSH depends on the following GT components:

GSI-OpenSSH depends on the following 3rd party software:

1.6. Tested platforms

Tested Platforms for GSI-OpenSSH

  • Mac OS X 10.5
  • x86/x86_64 GNU/Linux
  • PPC AIX 5.3
  • Sun4u Solaris 5.10

1.7. Backward compatibility summary

GSI-OpenSSH is backward compatible.

1.8. Associated Standards

Associated standards for GSI-OpenSSH:

2. For More Information

See GSI OpenSSH more information about this component.