Creating Secure Shell-Enabled FTP Profiles
Hummingbird FTP profiles are saved session configurations. Typically, they contain the settings to connect to an FTP server on a remote machine to and from which you want to transfer files. In the case of Secure Shell-enabled FTP profiles, however, you must provide the parameters to establish a Secure Shell tunnel to the target host.
To create a Secure Shell-enabled FTP profile:
- In the Hummingbird Neighborhood window, click New FTP Profile. The FTP Site Properties dialog box opens displaying the connection parameters on the General page.
- Type the host address, user name and password.
- Select Secure Shell from the Security drop-down list.
- At this point, you have provided the minimum requirements to establish a Secure Shell tunnel to the remote host. This configuration supports password authentication only. If you want to configure different authentication methods, or want to use a tunnel profile, proceed with the next step. Otherwise, click OK.
- Click Configure. The SSH properties dialog box opens.
- To specify a tunnel profile, do one of the following. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
- Type the name of the tunnel profile (profilename.csp) into the CSS Tunnel Profile box.
- Click Browse to access the Connectivity Secure Shell Open Tunnel dialog box which lets you select from a list of your tunnel profiles. Then click Open.
- Click Create to access the Connectivity Secure Shell Add New Tunnel dialog box, which lets you create a new tunnel profile with default settings. For more information, see To create a new tunnel profile with default settings:. After you create the new tunnel, you can click Edit in the Secure Shell Configuration dialog box to access the Connectivity Secure Shell Tunnel Profile dialog box, which lets you edit the parameters in the tunnel profile you just created. For more information, see Configuring Tunnel Profiles.
Every time you select a new tunnel profile, change the name of a tunnel profile, or click Reload, all override values you have specified in the FTP profile are reset.
- To configure the authentication method, click Config and refer to Authentication. Otherwise proceed to the next step.
If you specified a tunnel profile, any changes you make to the Authentication Methods here will be saved in the FTP profile as overrides of the authentication parameters specified in the tunnel profile. The tunnel profile will not be altered.
- In the Secure Shell Configuration dialog box, click OK. The General page now displays the parameters as you configured them in the previous two steps.
Some parameters may have no specified value depending on your previous configurations.
- You can modify the following parameters on the General page. Otherwise, click OK to save the FTP profile as it is.
If you specified a tunnel profile, any changes you make to the following parameters are saved in the FTP profile as overrides of the parameters specified in the tunnel profile. The tunnel profile will not be altered.
- Host Address—Specify the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the host to which you want to connect.
- TCP/IP Port—Specify the host port to which the Secure Shell tunnel will connect.
- User Name—Specify your login name for the host. Use “<>” to suppress user name matching for tunnel reuse. For more information on tunnel reuse, see Tunnels and Channels.
- Password—If you are using password authentication, specify your password for the host.
- Click OK. The FTP profile is saved. You can now use it to launch a secure FTP session.