Securing Hummingbird X Window Sessions

Connectivity Secure Shell

Securing Hummingbird X Window Sessions

Securing an X Window session requires that you create an Xstart profile that specifies Secure Shell as the startup method. The Connection parameters you specify in Xstart are used to establish a Secure Shell tunnel to the target host. You can specify the following connection parameters:

  • Host
  • User ID
  • Authentication Method

If you want to custom configure other Secure Shell tunnel parameters, you must associate a customized tunnel profile with your Xstart profile. For more information, see Using Tunnel Profiles to Secure X Window Sessions.

To create a Secure Shell-enabled Xstart profile:

  1. Launch Xstart.
  2. In the Xstart window, select Secure Shell as the startup method.
  3. In the Connection area, provide the following information:
    • Host—A host name or IP address. By default, the most recent host to which you connected appears at the top of the drop-down list. Click Browse to open the Browse for Hosts dialog box.
    • User ID—Type a valid name for a user account on the host.
    • Password—A valid password for the user account. An asterisk displays for each character typed. The password is encrypted before being stored in the Xstart file.
        You can type login macros in the User ID and Password boxes.
    • Command—Type a command or command macro to send to the host. The command depends on the Program Type, the host system, and how the host is set up. Click Browse to open the Browse for Applications dialog box.
  4. To configure Authentication Methods, click Settings. The Xstart Settings dialog box opens.
    1. On the Security page, click Properties. The Secure Shell Configuration dialog box opens.
    2. Click Config. The the Authentication Settings dialog box opens. See Authentication for further instruction.
  5. When you have provided all required information, do the following in the Xstart dialog box:
    • Click the Save button to save the Xstart profile in a location and and using a name of your specification.
    • Click the Run button to launch the session.