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Old 05-12-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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Looking for the holy grial of SFTP clients

Hi all. Like the title states, I am in need of a specific type of SFTP client. At work, we've inplemented an LTSP server and we're all switching to thin clients.

I've been asked to find an SFTP client that meets these specifications:

- It can only be managed by an administrator. In other words, only the admin can add new servers, usernames, and passwords

- It cannot allow password revelation

- The password file must be encrypted

- Obviously, it must run under Linux

I've never seen a client like this, and I'm under the impression that it simply doesn't exist. Any ideas?
Old 05-12-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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Technically speaking, what you're asking for is nearly impossible. In order to use the encrypted file, it would have to be decrypted in memory, making it possible to get access to the passwords. SFTP is a relatively complex protocol, so implementing this on your own would be non-trivial. What is your long term goal here? Perhaps there's another way to approach this.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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