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Administration Tasks

WinSCP allows system administrators to restrict or enforce certain functionality of the application.

Configuring the Restrictions

System administrator can configure the following:

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These restrictions are configured via “local machine” registry root key (modifiable only by system administrators). Example of corresponding registry export follows:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2]
"DisableOpenEdit"=dword:00000001
"DisablePasswordStoring"=dword:00000001
"DisableAcceptingHostKeys"=dword:00000001
"ForceBanners"=dword:00000001
"DefaultUpdatesPeriod"=dword:00000000

On 64-bit systems, a physical location of the key is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Martin Prikryl\WinSCP 2 (as WinSCP is 32-bit application).

Unmodifiable Site

Administrator can set site setting Special to 1 to restrict user from modifying or deleting the site accidentally (Note that the setting can be changed by end-user). Such site will also be highlighted in site list. Example how to configure the setting, if INI file is used as configuration storage, follows:

[Sessions\Server]
HostName=example.com
UserName=customer
Special=1

Distributing Restricted Version

WinSCP can be distributed with the restrictions preconfigured.

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