Create an SCP user account on Check Point SecurePlatform

SCP is used to securely transfer files to and from the Check Point gateways or Security Management Servers. The following instructions provide information on how to configure SCP access on SecurePlatform (SPLAT)

  1. Connect to the server via console or SSH
  2. Login to expert mode
  3. Create a user account, type “adduser
  4. Set the password, type a password “SECUREPASSWORD
  5. Change the shell for the new user account, type “chsh –s /bin/bash SCP
  6. Exit expert mode
  7. Test the account by using an SCP client such as WinSCP to connect to the server and transfer files

Setting the shell of the user account can also be accomplished another way.

  1. Edit the passwd file, type “vi /etc/passwd
  2. Press “i” to start enable input and modify the line which starts scp: and replace cpshell with bash
  3. Press – ESC :W! (to save)
  4. Press and hold – CTRL ZZ (to exit the program)
  5. Exit out of expert mode

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