Portable use of Bitvise SSH Client

Bitvise SSH Client (Tunnelier) supports command-line parameters that control how it uses the Windows registry (the -noRegistry and -baseRegistry parameters). This can be used when control over registry usage is required.

The latest versions of our SSH Client additionally support storing host key information and client authentication keypairs in an SSH Client profile. This means that you can copy the contents of the SSH Client installation directory to a USB key, insert the USB key into another computer, and run the graphical SSH Client as follows:

BvSsh -noRegistry -profile=U:\Profile.bscp

This will tell the Client to not use the Windows registry, and to connect exclusively using the host and keypair information you have saved into Profile.bscp.

For more information about the supported command line parameters, run the graphical SSH Client as follows:

BvSsh -?

Bitvise SSH Client further includes command line clients – sftpc, sexec, stermc, and stnlc – which also support the -noRegistry and -profile parameters. These command line clients are frequently used unattended, but can also be used interactively. For more information, check Using Bitvise SSH Client Unattended.

License

Bitvise SSH Client can normally be used free of charge if it is used by less than 5 people and on less than 5 machines in an organizational department. The restriction to the number of machines does not apply when the SSH client is used interactively from a flash drive as a portable application. When used interactively as a portable application, Bitvise SSH Client (Tunnelier) can be used free of charge if it is used by less than 5 people in an organizational department.