Online Learning Video: Enabling Trace Options to Display Debugging Information

Trace Options are extremely useful for troubleshooting connectivity issues.

This video shows how to enable Trace Options to display debugging information about a connection and how to log the information to a file.

How to Use SecureCRT’s Dependent Sessions to Connect to a Jump Host

You can see more SecureCRT videos on the VanDyke Software YouTube Channel.

Online Learning Video: An Overview of the VShell Monitor

In this video, we give you a quick overview of VShell’s Monitor.

VShell Monitor is a real-time connection monitoring tool that allows an administrator to view active connections to the VShell server. VShell Monitor can be set to start on administrator logon and provides easy access to the VShell Control Panel and Help.

An Overview of the VShell Monitor

You can see more VShell videos on the VanDyke Software YouTube Channel.

Online Learning Video: Using SecureCRT’s Dependent Sessions to Connect to a Jump Host

A common networking problem is needing to reach certain host machines that can only be connected to from a jump host or a bastion server.

If your jump host or bastion server is an SSH2 server that supports port forwarding, SecureCRT’s dependent session feature makes it easy to reach those secondary hosts behind the bastion server.

This video show you how to set up SecureCRT dependent sessions to make these types of connections.

How to Use SecureCRT’s Dependent Sessions to Connect to a Jump Host

You can see more SecureCRT videos on the VanDyke Software YouTube Channel.

VShell 4.3.3 (Official) Maintenance Release Now Available

VShell 4.3.3 (Official) is now available for download.  This is a maintenance release to address issues found in VShell 4.3.2.

VShell 4.3 for Windows now supports authentication using credentials provided by an external LDAP server and adds a manage-public-key interface allowing the VShell administrator to easily configure (add, remove, and view) user public keys. On all platforms, support for chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com authenticated encryption cipher provides additional encryption options.  On UNIX platforms, VShell enhances fine-grained control of virtual directories by allowing specific file and folder access permissions to be specified on a per user, per virtual directory basis.  Also new on UNIX platforms is the ability to specify which virtual directory a user is placed in upon connecting.

Here’s what’s new in VShell 4.3 (official):

  • LDAP server user authentication. Login to VShell using credentials provided by an external LDAP server (Windows only).
  • Manage user public keys. Easily add, remove, and view user and common public keys via the new manage-public-key interface (Windows only).
  • Additional encryption options. Support for ChaCha20-Poly1305 authenticated encryption cipher (Windows and UNIX).
  • UNIX virtual directory access permissions. Fine-grained control over virtual directory access permissions on UNIX.  Specific file and folder access permissions can be set on a per user, per virtual directory basis (UNIX only).
  • UNIX virtual directory home. Specify which virtual directory a user will be placed in upon connecting (UNIX only).

You can read more about the new capabilities in VShell 4.3.3 (official) here:

VShell 4.3.3 (Official)

Download and evaluate the 4.3.3 official release today.

For a complete list of changes, please see the history file:

VShell 4.3.3 (Official) History File