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SecureCRT Videos

Here you'll find a series of videos that help you get started with SecureCRT and introduce you to time-saving features. More advanced topics cover how to customize sessions and configurations.

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Getting Started: How to Download SecureCRT [1:27]

For those unfamiliar with the process of downloading SecureCRT, this video provides simple instructions on how to get started.

Getting Started: How to Install SecureCRT [1:32]

Provides a walk-through showing how to install SecureCRT on Windows.

SecureCRT Sessions: Getting Connected (Part 1 of 4) [3:25]

"SecureCRT Sessions: Getting Connected" is part one of a four-part series showing how to establish connections and efficiently create and manage saved sessions.

SecureCRT Sessions: The Default Session (Part 2 of 4) [3:32]

"SecureCRT Sessions: The Default Session" is part two of a four-part series showing how to establish connections and efficiently create and manage saved sessions.

SecureCRT Sessions: Organization and Management (Part 3 of 4) [4:30]

"SecureCRT Sessions: Organization and Management" is the third part of a four-part series showing how to establish connections and efficiently create and manage saved sessions.

SecureCRT Sessions: Time-Saving Tips and Tricks (Part 4 of 4) [5:28]

"Sessions: Time-saving Tips and Tricks" is the last of a four-part series. This video shows how to connect to or modify properties of multiple saved sessions at once and locate saved sessions in the Connect dialog.

Using Copy and Paste in SecureCRT [5:48]

This video demonstrates many of SecureCRT's time-saving copy and paste features.

Advanced Copy and Paste in SecureCRT [4:39]

Reveals even more time-saving functionality related to copy and paste within SecureCRT.

How to Use SecureCRT's Button Bar [6:19]

With SecureCRT's button bar you can store frequent actions or commands and recall them with the click of a button, saving you time and effort. Update: Also view the "Button Bar Enhancements" video below for new features added since this introductory video was published.

Button Bar Enhancements in SecureCRT [3:15]

Covers new functionality added to SecureCRT button bar since the "How to Use SecureCRT's Button Bar" video above was published. Learn about repositioning the button bar at the top/bottom of the terminal window, suppressing hover tooltip text associated with SEND_STRING buttons, performing a button's action on all connected/unlocked tabs, rearranging buttons with drag-and-drop, activating another button bar with the click of a button, and using the new Button Manager and Button Bar Manager.

Introduction to SecureCRT's Command Window [7:12]

SecureCRT's Command window (formerly known as the "chat" window) provides local command composition, history and recall, and the ability to send data to all connected tabs at once - a big time-saver for network and system administrators.

How to Enable Trace Options Debug Logging in SecureCRT [1:11]

Shows how to enable "Trace Options" to display debugging information about a connection, and how to log the information to a file.

Dependent Sessions: How to Connect to a Jump Host [2:56]

Shows how to use SecureCRT's "Dependent Session" functionality to connect to a secondary host that resides beyond a jump host (gateway, bastion) server.

Move Your SecureCRT Configuration to a New Machine [2:35]

Shows how to use SecureCRT's import/export tool to move your configuration from one machine to another. Available in SecureCRT versions 7.3 and newer.

SecureCRT Personal Configuration Data: Separating Personal from Common Data (Part 1 of 3) [4:15]

Part one of a three-part series introduces a feature in SecureCRT and SecureFX 7.2 and newer that allows you to store personal data separately from other saved session data.

SecureCRT Personal Configuration Data: Using Separate Config Folders (Part 2 of 3) [3:14]

Part two of a three-part series shows how to effectively use separate configuration folders for common and personal data either among team members or personally across multiple machines.

SecureCRT Personal Configuration Data: Reverting Back to a Single Config Folder (Part 3 of 3) [2:51]

Part three of a three-part series describes the process of reverting back to a single configuration folder for all saved session data.

SecureCRT Log File Name Substitution Parameters [3:55]

Learn how to configure SecureCRT to automatically capture screen data to a log file named with elements of the date, time, session, host, and more that are associated with the connection. This video shows you how to use a number of substitution parameters, including %F, reflecting the folder hierarchy containing the session that was used to establish the connection.

SecureCRT Color Schemes and ANSI Color Palettes [4:28]

Watch an overview of the new color schemes, including Solarized, introduced in SecureCRT 8.3 and learn how to change background and foreground colors and modify an ANSI Color palette. This video also shows you how to utilize a script and a button on SecureCRT's button bar to quickly cycle through available color schemes.

Timestamping Logged Lines Using SecureCRT Custom Logging [3:23]

Demonstrates how to use SecureCRT's custom logging features to timestamp each line that gets written to a log file when logging is active in SecureCRT.

Public-Key Authentication: Configuring SecureCRT to Connect to VShell [2:17]

Demonstrates how to configure SecureCRT to connect to VShell and authenticate with the public-key authentication method. Shows how to create a public-private key pair in SecureCRT, and how to use the Public Key Channel (RFC 4819) to easily upload the public key to the VShell server.

Public-Key Authentication: Configuring SecureCRT to Connect to OpenSSH Servers [2:59]

Demonstrates how to configure SecureCRT to connect to an OpenSSH server and authenticate with the public-key authentication method. Shows how to create a public-private key pair in SecureCRT and how to use SecureCRT's SFTP tab to upload the public key to the server. Also shown is how to append the public key to the appropriate file on the OpenSSH server and set permissions.

Keyword Highlighting in SecureCRT [4:28]

Introduces SecureCRT's keyword highlighting capability. Real-time highlighting can help call attention to keywords or contiguous patterns of characters on the screen, displaying them in color, bold, and reverse attributes.

SecureCRT Keyword Highlighting: Importing an INI File [3:00]

Want to leverage a set of keyword highlighting patterns someone else has created for use in SecureCRT? This video shows you how, using a "Cisco Words" INI file submitted by a VanDyke Software customer. See the scripting example, Import Keyword Highlighting INI File, for more details.

The SecureCRT Connect Bar [2:51]

The Connect Bar in SecureCRT is perhaps the quickest method of establishing connections on the fly to either ad hoc or saved session hosts. This video shows you how to connect to a host by simply typing in a hostname, IP address, or even a portion of a saved session's name. Learn how to customize the Connect Bar's location and width and how to convert an ad hoc connection into a saved session that will be available from SecureCRT's Session Manager.

The SFTP Tab in SecureCRT [3:59]

Learn about the SFTP tab in SecureCRT and how it can facilitate file transfers as an operational SFTP client within a command-line tab of SecureCRT when connected to an SSH2 server that supports the SFTP subsystem.

Tab Groups in SecureCRT [2:33]

In this video, you'll learn how to create groups of tabs in SecureCRT, arranged either left-to-right or top-to-bottom. You'll also see an example of how to connect one or more sessions into a new tab group. Discover how to resize tab groups, move a tab from one group to another, and how to broadcast commands to all tabs in one or more selected tab groups.

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