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PLink Tunnel Action
|•||Use the Telnet action with SSH security protocol for secure SSH connections, and the FTP action with SFTP security for secure SFTP file transfers.|
|•||Select Full installation during installation to install Plink.exe to the %TOOLSDIR% directory, which this action uses to set up the tunnel.|
You must first use putty.exe (also installed in the %TOOLSDIR% directory with a full installation) to set up the keys needed for secure access. In the Putty application, configure a connection to the host, and open it once to accept the RSA/DSA key provided by SSH on that host. You are typically prompted when connecting to accept the key; answering Yes will add the key to your registry, enabling future access without prompting. You can also create a saved session in Putty, then specify this session name in the Plink Tunnel step instead of the individual properties. This session can also specify a private key file, eliminating the need to manually define each tunnel property or the configuration step above.
You will also be prompted for the username and password for each protocol. Alternatively, you can utilize public key authentication to avoid having to specify a username and password in the build script -- see the PuTTy user manual for more details on setting this up.