Configure Cygwin for Okta Privileged Access

Windows users can install Cygwin, which provides GNU and open-source tools that provide similar functionality to that of Linux operating systems. To work correctly with Okta Privileged Access, users must configure ProxyCommand to work with Cygwin.

Before you begin

Start the procedure

  1. Start a local terminal in Cygwin. By default, this opens to your home directory (~).
  2. Create an .ssh directory with the following command:
    mkdir .ssh
  3. Edit the SSH configuration file with the following command:
    cat <<ADDTEXT >> .ssh/config.
    Note: ADDTEXT is a delimiter that's used to determine when to stop accepting input for the configuration file.
  4. Enter the following commands into the terminal:
    # Configures ProxyCommand for use with Okta Privileged Access Match exec "/cygdrive/c/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Apps/ScaleFT/bin/sft.exe resolve -q %h" ProxyCommand "/cygdrive/c/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Apps/ScaleFT/bin/sft.exe" proxycommand %h UserKnownHostsFile /cygdrive/c/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/ScaleFT/proxycommand_known_hosts ADDTEXT

    Note: You may need to modify the file paths to match the specific installation path on your device.

  5. Save the configuration file.

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Configure clients for use with Okta Privileged Access