Setting up PuTTY as a TCP/UDP PAM Service


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CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)


PAM allows the inclusion of several applications as TCP/UDP Services to be invoked from within its environment and control the access to the devices through these applications.
This document explains how to add PuTTY as a PAM service.


Layer 7 Privileged Access Management
Version 3.x


PuTTY can be added to PAM as a TCP/UDP Service.
To do so, fill up the fields in the TCP/UDP service definition window with the following information:

  Service Name: _PuTTY SSH
  Local IP: (the last byte can be other than 5, choose the proper one in your system)
  Port(s): 22
  Protocol: TCP
  Enable: <selected>
  Application Protocol: SSH 
  Client Application: "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -ssh <Local IP> <First Port> -l <User> -pw <Password>

Just like it is shown in the following screenshot (the 'Comment' field contains the full command for readability, as the 'Client Application' field is not showing the full contents):

Then add this service to the device you want to connect to using PuTTY, as shown in the image:

And finally create or modify a policy to access it:

And add the proper target account to perform the auto login to PuTTY:

Now the Access to the device should show the WINSCP service available:

Additional Information

Most of the external applications configured as PAM TCP/UDP services, do not support session recording.
For PuTTY the session recording is supported.

For checking the command line parameters for PuTTY please visit: