Host Keys Tab - Secure Shell Host Keys Dialog Box

Public key authentication of the Secure Shell server is a standard feature of the Secure Shell protocol. Use the Secure Shell Host Keys database to manage your list of trusted hosts.

The options are:

Trusted Host Keys


Click the plus sign (+) to manually import a key from the Import Host Key dialog box.


Displays the name of the host that authenticates with this key.


Indicates whether the key uses either an RSA or DSA algorithm.


Provides a way to reliably identify the host key.

When host is untrusted:


Does not enforce strict host key checking. Reflection X Advantage connects without displaying a confirmation dialog box, and the host key is not added to your list of trusted keys.

Prompt user

Reflection X Advantage displays the Host Key Unknown dialog box when you connect to an unknown host.


Enforces strict host key checking. Reflection X Advantage does not connect unless the host is trusted. Before you can connect, you must add the host key to your host key database.