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Sharing a login profile with multiple connections? 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hi, I login to over 50 servers which each have their own connection file. My password is the same on all of the servers so whenever my password changes I have to update all of my connection files. Is there a way I can create a login profile that can be shared among multiple connection files? This way I would only have to update a single login profile.

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Rob
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Re:Sharing a login profile with multiple connections? 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
Here are your options....

1. Considered using PublicKey authentication. This way, you can create a single keypair and place the public key on each of the 50 servers. Now, you won't be subject to password expiration.

2. If your Unix servers are hooked up to the same ActiveDirectory or Kerberos server that your Windows computers are connected to, you can use GSSAPI authentication, which enables you to use the Windows credentials to do password-less authentication to the Unix box.

3. Just don't save the password in your configuration. It's not really the safest thing to do anyway. You'll have to type it in for each connection, but at least you won't have to edit 50 config files.

Let me know if this helps or if you have any further questions.

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Re:Sharing a login profile with multiple connections? 10 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thank you for the suggestions.

I'd like to add this to your list of feature requests. I like security but am also lazy to type a password over and over in multiple windows :-)

I'd l ike to see an option for login profiles. If the password could be encrypted with the absolute telnet config that would be great. Another great feature would be let the user set an optional timeout for a login profile. That way I could I could set a master password in absolute telnet that would allow me to use the login profile without prompting for a password for a period of time.

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