SecureCRT provides several
options for system logon that allow you to control the logging on process or your initial session window state.
These are options to log on through the terminal window, to run scripts
at logon, and expect-send capabilities.
For Secure Shell sessions, you can log on entirely through the terminal
window, rather than have a popup window appear to input passwords or
passphrases. To do this, select the option Display logon prompts
in terminal window found in the Logon Actions category of
Scripts can be run in SecureCRT during
the logon process, which means, for instance, that you can turn on the script recorder, go through
your logon steps, stop recording, and have a quick, reusable script.
The option is configured using the Logon script panel on the
Logon Actions category.
For those who use expect-send strings to control their logon or terminal
environment, any number of sequences can be specified and sequences
can be reordered. This method is preferred by some because
it requires no scripting knowledge. Note that normally your logon expect
string is the logon prompt. To make sure that your expect string works
every time, include only the characters that are always the same (some
prompts include such things as counters and pathnames).
Possible applications of scripts and expect-send
sequences are to configure a remote session, to quickly initiate server
"hops", or to provide an alternative to a UNIX/Linux dot file,
as might be needed for logging on to a router.
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