Creating Tunnel Profiles

Connectivity Secure Shell

Creating Tunnel Profiles

Before you can start a tunnel in Connectivity Secure Shell, you must create a tunnel profile. You can create as many profiles as is necessary to start Secure Shell sessions with different hosts and different settings.

Initially, profiles receive the default Secure Shell settings. However, you can select a profile and configure these settings to suit your needs.

To create a new tunnel profile with default settings:

  1. In the Connectivity Secure Shell Management Console, open the Tunnels folder and click Connection. The three-paned Connection window is displayed.
  2. Click the Open Tunnel button in the top pane. The Open Tunnel dialog box opens.
  3. Click the Add New Tunnel button.
  4. In the Add New Tunnel dialog box, provide the following information:
    • Tunnel Name—Provide a name that identifies the tunnel profile.
    • Host Name—Specify the IP address or fully qualified domain name of the Secure Shell server host to which you want the tunnel to connect.
    • User Name—Specify your login name for the host. You can also use the following variables to supply this value:


      User Name Value Supplied


      Workstation user’s login name.


      Workstation user’s login name in lower-case characters only.


      Name of the workstation computer. This is useful if the workstation account is set up as a general account.


      Name of the workstation computer in lower-case characters only. This is useful if the workstation account is set up as a general account.

    • TCP Port—Specify the host port to which the tunnel will connect.
  5. Click OK.

You can now select the new tunnel profile and click Open to start the tunnel with the default settings. You can customize the tunnel settings at any time.

Related Topics

Configuring Tunnel Profiles