Setup Client Tools to use with Advanced Server Access

There are many ways to access your servers using a variety of client tools which can support SSH or RDP. Programs like WinSCP and PuTTY can integrate with ASA through their SSH backend layer, while Cygwin allows the user to download and install the packages for tools that use SSH through it's setup.

Setup Cygwin

Learn how to set up Cygwin for Advanced Server Access here.

Download and Install WinSCP

  1. Download the installer from the official website
  2. Run the file after it's downloaded, and accept the License Agreement
  3. Click Next to select the default installation
  4. Click Install to begin the installation
  5. Click Finish

Download and Install PuTTY

  1. Download the appropriate installer from the official site.
  2. Run the installer and click Next when prompted
  3. Click Install
  4. If prompted again, click Run to allow the program to install PuTTY on the computer
  5. Click Finish to complete the installation

Using WinSCP or PuTTY to SSH or RDP

To access your internal servers with either WinSCP or PuTTY, use the following commands in Powershell to begin the authentication process.

Note:<servername> is used as an example target server. Modify the name as needed to connect to your internal servers.

  • If you're using WinSCP, type sft winscp <servername> and press Enter
  • If you're using PuTTY, type sft putty <servername> and press Enter