[ALUG] SSH clients

samwise samwise at bagshot-row.org
Mon Jun 12 11:15:12 BST 2017

Hi, Mark.

I try to use KeePass [http://keepass.info], a password manager to keep
a record of all my access credentials and servers.  The original
application can be run on Linux using Mono or under WINE.
Alternatively, KeePassX [https://www.keepassx.org] is a cross-platform

The application allows you to store your usernames, passwords and URLs
securely in an encrypted database which can be easily synchronised
across multiple devices, including Mac, Windows, Android etc.  As well
as storing the basic username and passwords, you can use the URL
override feature for the SSH protocol to allow you to Open a terminal
e.g. PuTTY directly from the app and log you in to the target host
directly.  It will also let you override the SFTP protocol to open up,
e.g. Filezilla.  You can use the additional KeeAgent plugin to allow
you to store your private keys (similar to PuTTY's PAGEANT) in the
database file, as well as regular passwords.

It is better for storing credentials than natively using the session
manager in apps like PuTTY or Filezilla because it will store /all/
the information required for the connection (username, password and
host details) in an encrypted file storage which can be easily backed

Lots of documentation on how to use it on the main KeePass website.



On 10 June 2017 at 22:22, Huge <huge at huge.org.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-06-09 at 13:41 +0100, Mark Rogers wrote:
>> Usually I just SSH directly from my terminal, but that's not a great
>> way to keep track of server IP addresses and keys etc.
>> So, what do others do?
> PuTTY.
> Couldn't imagine living without it.
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