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SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 3) Now Available

There’s still time for you to send us your feedback before the 8.1 Official releases.  If you have interest in a particular feature, your input can help improve its functionality.  Send your questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

Download the Beta 3 releases of SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.1 to try out the new features.

Here’s what you’ll find in the 8.1 (beta) releases:

New in SecureCRT 8.1 (beta)

  • SecureCRT for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar. Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.   Linux makes local shell connections easier with a new toolbar icon.
  • Get more done in less time using tab groups (now on all platforms). Switch easily between sessions organized in tabs. Or create a temporary tab group so you can work in one tab while monitoring command output from another tab.
  • Send commands to selected tab groups or visible sessions from the Command window.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication. PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • A hex view helps to debug serial communication.
  • Quickly add keywords to the keyword highlighting list – simply select a word in a session, right-click, and choose “Add keyword…”.
  • On Windows, use the right-click menu to perform the following operations on multiple selected tabs: Send to New Tab Group, Send to New Window, Disconnect, Close, and Lock.

New in SecureFX 8.1 (beta)

  • SecureFX for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar. Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.
  • A “Synchronize File Browsing” option allows lockstep navigation of local and remote folders that have the same directory structure.
  • Server-to-server synchronization makes it easier to roll out changes to a production server, do backups, and do replication.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication. PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • The Options menu now includes an “Edit Default Session” item so you can quickly change the default session and the Session Manager and Connect dialog right-click menus now include “Expand All Folders” and “Collapse All Folders”.
  • SFXCL enhancements include a /ConfigPassphrase option for specifying a configuration passphrase on the SecureFX and SFXCL command line and a /NoTempFiles option that prevents the creation of temporary files during synchronize and quick synchronize operations.

New in ClientPack 8.1 (beta)

  • vsh/vcp/vsftp now has the ability to specify a password for keyboard-interactive authentication on the command line. This allows unattended jobs or file transfers when the remote server requires keyboard-interactive authentication.
  • For vkeygen, the default key type is now RSA (ssh-rsa).
  • vsh on Windows adds the ability to administratively disable SSH2 port forwarding (tunneling).

You can download any of the 8.1 beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 8.1 beta releases:

Please see the history files for a complete list of changes:

We want to hear your feedback.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 2) Now Available

The Beta 2 releases of SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.1 are now available for download.

Here’s what you’ll find in the 8.1 (beta) releases:

New in SecureCRT 8.1 (beta)

  • SecureCRT for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar. Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.   Linux makes local shell connections easier with a new toolbar icon.
  • Get more done in less time using tab groups (now on all platforms). Switch easily between sessions organized in tabs. Or create a temporary tab group so you can work in one tab while monitoring command output from another tab.
  • Send commands to selected tab groups or visible sessions from the Command window.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication. PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • A hex view helps to debug serial communication.
  • Quickly add keywords to the keyword highlighting list – simply select a word in a session, right-click, and choose “Add keyword…”.
  • On Windows, use the right-click menu to perform the following operations on multiple selected tabs: Send to New Tab Group, Send to New Window, Disconnect, Close, and Lock.

New in SecureFX 8.1 (beta)

  • SecureFX for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar. Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.
  • A “Synchronize File Browsing” option allows lockstep navigation of local and remote folders that have the same directory structure.
  • Server-to-server synchronization makes it easier to roll out changes to a production server, do backups, and do replication.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication. PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • The Options menu now includes an “Edit Default Session” item so you can quickly change the default session and the Session Manager and Connect dialog right-click menus now include “Expand All Folders” and “Collapse All Folders”.
  • SFXCL enhancements include a /ConfigPassphrase option for specifying a configuration passphrase on the SecureFX and SFXCL command line and a /NoTempFiles option that prevents the creation of temporary files during synchronize and quick synchronize operations.

New in ClientPack 8.1 (beta)

  • vsh/vcp/vsftp now has the ability to specify a password for keyboard-interactive authentication on the command line. This allows unattended jobs or file transfers when the remote server requires keyboard-interactive authentication.
  • For vkeygen, the default key type is now RSA (ssh-rsa).
  • vsh on Windows adds the ability to administratively disable SSH2 port forwarding (tunneling).

You can download any of the 8.1 beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 8.1 beta releases:

Please see the history files for a complete list of changes:

We want to hear your feedback.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

SecureCRT 8.1 and SecureFX 8.1 (Beta 1) Released Today with Updated UI on Mac and Linux

New Beta 1 releases of SecureCRT 8.1, SecureFX 8.1, and VanDyke ClientPack 8.1 are now available for download.

Here’s what you’ll find in the 8.1 (beta) releases:

New in SecureCRT 8.1 (beta)

  • SecureCRT for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar. Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.   Linux makes local shell connections easier with a new toolbar icon.
  • Get more done in less time using tab groups (now on all platforms). Switch easily between sessions organized in tabs. Or create a temporary tab group so you can work in one tab while monitoring command output from another tab.
  • Send commands to selected tab groups or visible sessions from the Command window.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication. PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • A hex view helps to debug serial communication.
  • Quickly add keywords to the keyword highlighting list – simply select a word in a session, right-click, and choose “Add keyword…”.
  • On Windows, use the right-click menu to perform the following operations on multiple selected tabs: Send to New Tab Group, Send to New Window, Disconnect, Close, and Lock.

New in SecureFX 8.1 (beta)

  • SecureFX for Mac has a new GUI and main toolbar. Mac and Linux versions have new toolbar icons in the Session Manager and Connect dialog.
  • A “Synchronize File Browsing” option allows lockstep navigation of local and remote folders that have the same directory structure.
  • Server-to-server synchronization makes it easier to roll out changes to a production server, do backups, and do replication.
  • Enhanced smart card (PIV/CAC) support is now available on all platforms. Select a specific certificate on the smart card (PIV/CAC) to be used for public-key authentication. PKCS #11 certificates are supported.  The username can be pulled directly from the specified certificate.
  • The Options menu now includes an “Edit Default Session” item so you can quickly change the default session and the Session Manager and Connect dialog right-click menus now include “Expand All Folders” and “Collapse All Folders”.
  • SFXCL enhancements include a /ConfigPassphrase option for specifying a configuration passphrase on the SecureFX and SFXCL command line and a /NoTempFiles option that prevents the creation of temporary files during synchronize and quick synchronize operations.

New in ClientPack 8.1 (beta)

  • vsh/vcp/vsftp now has the ability to specify a password for keyboard-interactive authentication on the command line. This allows unattended jobs or file transfers when the remote server requires keyboard-interactive authentication.
  • For vkeygen, the default key type is now RSA (ssh-rsa).
  • vsh on Windows adds the ability to administratively disable SSH2 port forwarding (tunneling).

You can download any of the 8.1 beta releases from the beta download page.

Find out more about the 8.1 Beta releases:

Please see the history files for a complete list of changes:

We want to hear your feedback.  Send questions, requests, or bug reports to support@vandyke.com.

New Script Example: Reveal Non-Printing Characters

A new example VBScript script that reveals non-printing characters has been published to the VanDyke Software Forums.

Have you ever copied something to the clipboard and thought you knew what was there only to realize that there’s something else present that you cannot “see”?

Or, perhaps you’re working with a regular expression and the contents of the string you’re working with doesn’t seem to match the pattern for some reason?

This example script is designed to work in SecureCRT (you can map it to a button on SecureCRT’s button bar) such that non-printing characters that aren’t otherwise easily seen/detected can be revealed.

See the script in action on the VanDyke Software Forums.

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