Integrating OpenSSH with NetWare adds the functionality of using SSH on a NetWare server easier. Some commands work differently on NetWare than they do in other SSH implementations.
OpenSSH Manager: Any user that belongs to the sshadmn-Administrators group is granted access to the OpenSSH Manager to modify the configuration of OpenSSH servers. The OpenSSH Manager can be accessed via Web browser ssl connection to port 2200. This tool lets you view SSH connections, change the sshd_config file more easily, set log preferences, etc.
SSH Log Daemon: This agent generates the log files that contain all the logs and errors sent from all ssh-type NLM™ programs such as sshd, ssh, sftp, or scp.
Authentication: OpenSSH on NetWare supports two modes of authentication.
Password authentication through LDAP. This authentication gathers all the user’s credentials from Novell eDirectory™ 8.7.3.
Public key authentication. This authentication uses the contents of sshd.bag to verify a user’s key and then eDirectory using the matching user’s credentials.
After users have authenticated, the current working directory is their home directory if configured in eDirectory; otherwise, they will be at the root of the server volumes of the server they connected to. Users can navigate like they would with ftp to any directory on that server for which they have been assigned rights in eDirectory.
The localhost commands: The ssh localhost command does not work on a NetWare server; however, the scp localhost and sftp localhost commands do work.
SSH public/private key administration: Public keys are stored in a NICI-encoded bag at sys:/etc/ssh/sshd.bag. Users’ home .ssh directory and AuthorizedKeyFile configuration settings are not supported.