Creating Connections

Managing and creating connections to your infrastructure

About Connections

Connections specify the protocol and customizable parameters that define the authentication and customized behavior. Connections can be created from the Settings menu. Only users with "Create new connections" permission can create connections.
Administrators can define which connections are available for users and groups.

Use Cases

Connections can be created and utilized in several ways. Connections can be privileged (credentials hidden from the user) and the connections can support user-specified credentials. Additionally, the connections can pull credentials from one or more Keeper Vaults via the Keeper Secrets Manager integration.

Privileged Connections

When setting up a privileged connection, the authentication credentials to the target can be saved in the connection parameters, or in the designated Keeper Vault. When the credentials are stored directly to the connection or in the Keeper Vault, they are never exposed to the end-user. This allows you to create privileged sessions in which the user does not have access to the underlying credentials.
Privileged Connections

User-Specified Credentials

When setting up the connection, you can skip the authentication details parameters and Keeper Connection Manager will prompt the end-user for their authentication credentials on every login.
For example, with an RDP connection, simply remove the credentials from the connection parameters and the user will be prompted to authenticate.
User-Specified Credentials

Vault Credentials

KCM can connect to a Keeper Vault and search for the necessary credentials needed based on Host, User and Domain. See the Vault Integration section to learn more about this capability.

Create a New Connection

The New Connection form is separated into multiple sections each with multiple inputs. Connections have many different options and capabilities, depending on the protocol.
To begin, click Settings > Connections > New Connection which will open the new connection form.
New Connection
New Connection form

Connection Details

Connection Name

The name of the connection, this is how it will appear in the connections list.

Location

The location of the new connection in the connections list. You can select "ROOT" to put the new connection at the top level of the connections list, or select a collection to place the new connection under an existing collection.

Protocol

Select the type of connection to create. The current available connection types are:
  • RDP
  • SSH
  • Kubernetes
  • Telnet
  • VNC
  • MySQL
Other options in the connection form are affected by the protocol selection
For more information about connection types, see the supported protocols section.

Concurrency Limits

Max # of Connections

The maximum allowed number of concurrent sessions for this connections. If the maximum number is sessions are already in use, other users will not be able to connect to this connection.
Leave this input blank, or set it to 0 to allow unlimited concurrent sessions.

Max # of Connections per User

The maximum allowed number of concurrent sessions for this connection for each user. If the maximum number is sessions are already in use by a user, the user will not be able to open a new session for this connection.
Leave this input blank, or set it to 0 to allow unlimited concurrent sessions.

Load Balancing

Keeper Connection Manager can use load balancing among connections in a group to give multiple concurrent users the best experience.

Connection Weight

Enter a number to use as a multiplier of connection assignment. For example, if one connection in a group has a weight of 1, and another has a weight of 2, the second connection will be assigned twice as many concurrent users as the first.

Use for Failover Only

If checked, this connection will only be used if all other connections in the group fail

Guacamole Proxy Parameters

If you are establishing a connect through a guacd service which is operating on a separate server (other than localhost), you would specify the proxy parameters here. In most default installations, this section is not needed and should be left empty. For more information see the guacd documentation.

Hostname and Port

Hostname and port of the proxy

Encryption

Choose if the connection traffic should be encrypted. You can choose unencrypted or TLS/SSL encryption.

RDP Protocol Parameters

Details to facilitate the new RDP connection. Set network and authentication details.

Network

Hostname and Port

Enter the hostname and port of the RDP connection

Authentication

Enter the following connection fields for you RDP connection:
  • Username
  • Password
  • Domain

Security Mode

Select the security mode to use, the supported modes are:
  • Any
  • NLA (Network Level Authentication)
  • RDP Encryption
  • TLS Encryption
  • Hyper-V / VMConnect
If you would like users to be prompted for manual authentication, you may need to select "NLA" security mode and leave the authentication parameters empty.

Disable Authentication

Choose to turn off authentication for this RDP connection

Ignore Server Certificate

Choose to ignore the server certificate. In most cases, this is required to establish a connection.

Remote Desktop Gateway

Fill in the following details about the remote desktop gateway:
  • Hostname and Port
  • Username
  • Password
  • Domain

Basic Settings

Initial Program

Start a program on connection. Enter the location of the program to run

Client Name

Set a name for the computer this connection is connecting to

Keyboard Layout

Choose the type of keyboard to use with this RDP connection

Time Zone

Use the dropdown menus to select the timezone to use with this connection

Enable Multi-touch

Choose to allow multi-touch input for this RDP connection

Administrator Console

Choose to allow access to the Administrator Console for users connecting to this RDP connection

Appearance

Choose settings that affect how the new connection will look.

Width, Height and Resolution

Choose the dimensions and resolution of the screen in pixels (pixels per inch for resolution).

Color Depth

Choose the color depth of the screen over the RDP connection.

Force Lossless Compression

Use lossless compression. Check this option for better visual quality, but it may impact performance.

Resize Method

Choose what the connection should do if the window is resized. Keeper Connection Manager supports "Display Update" Visual channel for RDP 8.1 or higher. For older versions of RDP, use the reconnect method.

Read-Only

If checked, the connection will not allow for any interaction from the user. The user will be able to view what is happening on the connected device, but make no interactions with it.

Clipboard

Disable Copying from Remote Desktop

If selected, users will not be able to copy from the connection

Disable Pasting from Client

If selected, users will not be able to paste values into the connection

Device Redirection

Choose options for connected devices

Support Audio in Console

Choose if audio is supported within the console

Disable Audio

Choose if audio from the connection should be disabled

Enable Audio Input (microphone)

Choose if the user's microphone can be used within the connection

Enable Printing

Choose if users can print from the connection

Redirected Printer Name

If allowing printing, choose the name of the printer to use

Enable Drive

If you would like to transfer files to this target with Drag and Drop, select this option. Along with this, make sure to fill out a "Drive Name", "Drive Path", and select "Automatically Create Drive".

Drive Name

If file transfer is enabled, the name of the drive to use. For example "My Drive".

Disable File Download

Choose if files can be downloaded to the connected drive

Drive Path

The path of the drive to use if enabled. A typical default Drive Path would be something like /var/lib/guacamole/drives/${GUAC_USERNAME}

Automatically Create Drive

If selected, Keeper Connection Manager will automatically create a drive to use with the connection

Static Channel Names

A comma-separated list of static channel names to open and expose as pipes. If you wish to communicate between an application running on the remote desktop and JavaScript, this is the best way to do it. KCM will open an outbound pipe with the name of the static channel. If JavaScript needs to communicate back in the other direction, it should respond by opening another pipe with the same name. KCM allows any number of static channels to be opened, but protocol restrictions of RDP limit the size of each channel name to 7 characters.

Performance

These options can be used to optimize the performance of the Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
Choose to enable or disable the following optional Windows features:
  • Enable Wallpaper
  • Enable Theming
  • Enable Font Smoothing (ClearType)
  • Enable Full-window Drag
  • Enable Desktop Composition (Aero)
  • Enable Menu Animations
  • Disable Bitmap Caching
  • Disable Off-screen Caching
  • Disable Glyph Caching

RemoteApp

Recent versions of Windows provide a feature called RemoteApp which allows individual applications to be used over RDP, without providing access to the full desktop environment. If your RDP server has this feature enabled and configured, you can configure KCM connections to use those individual applications.

Program

Specifies the RemoteApp to start on the remote desktop. If supported by your remote desktop server, this application, and only this application, will be visible to the user.
Windows requires a special notation for the names of remote applications. The names of remote applications must be prefixed with two vertical bars. For example, if you have created a remote application on your server for notepad.exe and have assigned it the name “notepad”, you would set this parameter to: “||notepad”.

Working Directory

The working directory, if any, for the remote application. This parameter has no effect if RemoteApp is not in use.

Parameters

The command-line arguments, if any, for the remote application. This parameter has no effect if RemoteApp is not in use.

Load Balancing

Keeper Connection Manager can use load balancing among connections in a group to give multiple concurrent users the best experience.

Connection Weight

Enter a number to use as a multiplier of connection assignment. For example, if one connection in a group has a weight of 1, and another has a weight of 2, the second connection will be assigned twice as many concurrent users as the first.

Use for Failover Only

If checked, this connection will only be used if all other connections in the group fail

Screen Recording

Options for recording of the screen. See the Session Recording section for more information.

Recording Path

Enter the path to save the session recording. We recommend using the below value: ${HISTORY_PATH}/${HISTORY_UUID}

Recording Name

Enter the name of the recording file

Exclude Graphics/Streams

Choose to exclude graphics or streams from the recording

Exclude Mouse

Choose to exclude the mouse from the screen recording

Exclude Touch Events

Choose to exclude and touch events the user made from the recording

Include Key Events

If selected, include key events that would not otherwise be visible in the recording

Automatically Create Recording Path

If selected, Keeper Connection Manager will automatically create a path for the recording file

SFTP

Options for file transfers to the connection using SFTP. For more information see the File Transfer section.

Enable SFTP

Choose to enable SFTP file transfers
If enabled, enter the following information to connect to and authenticate connection to your SFTP server:
  • Hostname Port
  • Public Host Key (Base64)
  • Username and Password
  • Private Key
  • Passphrase for the private key if applicable

File Browsing Root Directory

The root directory of the SFTP server to display within this connection

Default Upload Directory

If users upload a file from the connection, the directory that the file will go to by default

SFTP Keepalive Interval

Enter the keepalive interval as a number

Disable File Download

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from downloading files from the server to this connection

Disable File Upload

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from uploading files to the server from this connection

Wake-on-LAN (WoL)

Options to facilitate waking the connected device upon connection if supported.

Send WoL Packet

Enable Wake-on-Lan and send a signal from Keeper Connection Manager

Mac Address of the Remote Host

Identify the device to send the signal to by Mac Address

Broadcast Address for WoL Packet

Where to send the WoL signal

Host Boot Wait Time

How long to wait for the device to wake

SSH Protocol Parameters

Details to facilitate the new SSH connection. Set network and authentication details.

Network

Hostname and Port

Enter the hostname and port for the SSH connection

Public Host Key (Base64)

Enter the Public Key for this SSH connection in Base64 format

Authentication

Username and Password

The username and password (if required) for this SSH connection.
If you would like the user to be prompted for their password, leave the "password" field empty.

Private Key

The private key used for connecting to this SSH connection

Passphrase

The passphrase (if any) for the private key

Appearance

Choose settings that affect how the new connection will look.

Theme

Select a color theme for the terminal.
There are built in themes, and a custom theme option.

Font Name

Enter the name of a font for the terminal to use

Font Size

Select the pixel size of the font

Maximum Scroll back Size

Select how far back a user can scroll through past commands. Leave blank for unlimited.

Read-Only

If checked, the connection will not allow for any interaction from the user. The user will be able to view what is happening on the connected device, but make no interactions with it.

Clipboard

Disable Copying from Remote Desktop

If selected, users will not be able to copy from the connection

Disable Pasting from Client

If selected, users will not be able to paste values into the connection

Session/Environment

Settings for basic environment setup

Execute Command

Enter a command to execute on connection start

Language/Local($LANG)

Set the language/local for the connection, this sets the $LANG environment variable

Time Zone($TZ)

Set the time zone for the connection. This sets the $TZ environment variable

Server Keepalive Interval

Set an interval for a keepalive signal

Terminal Behavior

The Terminal Behavior section contains options about the terminal for applicable connections.

Backspace Key Sends

Choose what action is sent when you click the backspace key. The options are:
  • Delete
  • Backspace

Terminal Type

Choose the type of terminal to use. The options are:
  • ansi
  • linux
  • vt100
  • vt220
  • vterm
  • vterm-256color

Screen Recording

Options for recording of the screen. See the Session Recording section for more information.

Recording Path

Enter the path to save the session recording. We recommend setting this to ${HISTORY_PATH}/${HISTORY_UUID}

Recording Name

Enter the name of the recording file

Exclude Graphics/Streams

Choose to exclude graphics or streams from the recording

Exclude Mouse

Choose to exclude the mouse from the screen recording

Include Key Events

If selected, include key events that would not otherwise be visible in the recording

Automatically Create Recording Path

If selected, Keeper Connection Manager will automatically create a path for the recording file

SFTP

Options for file transfers to the connection using SFTP. For more information see the File Transfer section.

Enable SFTP

Choose to enable SFTP file transfers

File Browsing Root Directory

The root directory of the SFTP server to display within this connection

Disable File Download

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from downloading files from the server to this connection

Disable File Upload

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from uploading files to the server from this connection

Wake-on-LAN (WoL)

Options to facilitate waking the connected device upon connection if supported.

Send WoL Packet

Enable Wake-on-Lan and send a signal from Keeper Connection Manager

Mac Address of the Remote Host

Identify the device to send the signal to by Mac Address

Broadcast Address for WoL Packet

Where to send the WoL signal

Host Boot Wait Time

How long to wait for the device to wake

VNC Protocol Parameters

Details to facilitate the new VNC connection. Set network and authentication details.

Network

Hostname and Port

Hostname and port information for the VNC connection

Encryption

Choose encryption method for connection traffic. The options are:
  • No Encryption
  • TLS/SSL Encryption

Authentication

Username and Password

Login credentials for the VNC connection. If you would like to prompt users for the password, leave this field empty.

Appearance

Choose settings that affect how the new connection will look.

Read-Only

If checked, the connection will not allow for any interaction from the user. The user will be able to view what is happening on the connected device, but make no interactions with it.

Swap Red-Blue Channels

Choose if the red and blue channels should be swapped for this connection.

Cursor

Choose to use the cursor of the local machine, or of the remote machine.

Color Depth

Choose the color depth of the screen over the VNC connection.

Force Lossless Compression

Use lossless compression. Check this option for better visual quality, but it may impact performance.

Clipboard

Encoding

Choose which encoding to use when copying and pasting. The options are:
  • CP1252
  • ISO 8859-1
  • UTF-16
  • UTF-8

Disable Copying from Remote Desktop

If selected, users will not be able to copy from the connection

Disable Pasting from Client

If selected, users will not be able to paste values into the connection

VNC Repeater

There exist VNC repeaters, such as UltraVNC Repeater, which act as intermediaries or proxies, providing a single logical VNC connection which is then routed to another VNC server elsewhere. Additional parameters are required to select which VNC host behind the repeater will receive the connection.

Destination Host and Port

Set the host and port to use

Screen Recording

Options for recording of the screen. See the Session Recording section for more information.

Recording Path

Enter the path to save the session recording. We recommend setting this to ${HISTORY_PATH}/${HISTORY_UUID}

Recording Name

Enter the name of the recording file

Exclude Graphics/Streams

Choose to exclude graphics or streams from the recording

Exclude Mouse

Choose to exclude the mouse from the screen recording

Include Key Events

If selected, include key events that would not otherwise be visible in the recording

Automatically Create Recording Path

If selected, Keeper Connection Manager will automatically create a path for the recording file

SFTP

Options for file transfers to the connection using SFTP. For more information see the File Transfer section.

Enable SFTP

Choose to enable SFTP file transfers
If enabled, enter the following information to connect to and authenticate connection to your SFTP server:
  • Hostname Port
  • Public Host Key (Base64)
  • Username and Password
  • Private Key
  • Passphrase for the private key if applicable

File Browsing Root Directory

The root directory of the SFTP server to display within this connection

Default Upload Directory

If users upload a file from the connection, the directory that the file will go to by default

SFTP Keepalive Interval

Enter the keepalive interval as a number

Disable File Download

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from downloading files from the server to this connection

Disable File Upload

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from uploading files to the server from this connection

Audio

Enable Audio

Choose to enable audio for the connection

Audio Server Name

Name of the audio server to use

Wake-on-LAN (WoL)

Options to facilitate waking the connected device upon connection if supported.

Send WoL Packet

Enable Wake-on-Lan and send a signal from Keeper Connection Manager

Mac Address of the Remote Host

Identify the device to send the signal to by Mac Address

Broadcast Address for WoL Packet

Where to send the WoL signal

Host Boot Wait Time

How long to wait for the device to wake

Telnet Protocol Parameters

Details to facilitate the new Telnet connection. Set network and authentication details.

Network

Hostname and Port

Hostname and port information for the Telnet connection.

Authentication

Username and Password

Authentication credentials for the Telnet connection. To prompt users for the password, leave this field empty.

Username Regular Expression

The regular expression to use when waiting for the username prompt. This parameter is optional. If not specified, a reasonable default built into KCM will be used. The regular expression must be written in the POSIX ERE dialect (the dialect typically used by egrep).

Password Regular Expression

The regular expression to use when waiting for the password prompt. This parameter is optional. If not specified, a reasonable default built into KCM will be used. The regular expression must be written in the POSIX ERE dialect (the dialect typically used by egrep).

Login Success Regular Expression

The regular expression to use when detecting that the login attempt has succeeded. This parameter is optional. If specified, the terminal display will not be shown to the user until text matching this regular expression has been received from the telnet server. The regular expression must be written in the POSIX ERE dialect (the dialect typically used by egrep).

Login Failure Regular Expression

The regular expression to use when detecting that the login attempt has failed. This parameter is optional. If specified, the connection will be closed with an explicit login failure error if text matching this regular expression has been received from the telnet server. The regular expression must be written in the POSIX ERE dialect (the dialect typically used by egrep).

Appearance

Choose settings that affect how the new connection will look.

Theme

Select a color theme for the terminal.
There are built in themes, and a custom theme option.

Font Name

Enter the name of a font for the terminal to use

Font Size

Select the pixel size of the font

Maximum Scroll back Size

Select how far back a user can scroll through past commands. Leave blank for unlimited.

Read-Only

If checked, the connection will not allow for any interaction from the user. The user will be able to view what is happening on the connected device, but make no interactions with it.

Clipboard

Disable Copying from Remote Desktop

If selected, users will not be able to copy from the connection

Disable Pasting from Client

If selected, users will not be able to paste values into the connection

Terminal Behavior

The Terminal Behavior section contains options about the terminal for applicable connections.

Backspace Key Sends

Choose what action is sent when you click the backspace key. The options are:
  • Delete
  • Backspace

Terminal Type

Choose the type of terminal to use. The options are:
  • ansi
  • linux
  • vt100
  • vt220
  • vterm
  • vterm-256color

Typescript (Text Session Recording)

Options for text recording. See the Session Recording section for more details about session recording.

Typescript Path

Enter a file path location to save text session recordings to.

Typescript Name

Enter a name for the text session recording file

Automatically Create Typescript Path

Have Keeper Connection Manager automatically create the path location for the text session recording

Screen Recording

Options for recording of the screen. See the Session Recording section for more information.

Recording Path

Enter the path to save the session recording. We recommend setting this to ${HISTORY_PATH}/${HISTORY_UUID}

Recording Name

Enter the name of the recording file

Exclude Graphics/Streams

Choose to exclude graphics or streams from the recording

Exclude Mouse

Choose to exclude the mouse from the screen recording

Include Key Events

If selected, include key events that would not otherwise be visible in the recording

Automatically Create Recording Path

If selected, Keeper Connection Manager will automatically create a path for the recording file

Wake-on-LAN (WoL)

Options to facilitate waking the connected device upon connection if supported.

Send WoL Packet

Enable Wake-on-Lan and send a signal from Keeper Connection Manager

Mac Address of the Remote Host

Identify the device to send the signal to by Mac Address

Broadcast Address for WoL Packet

Where to send the WoL signal

Host Boot Wait Time

How long to wait for the device to wake

Kubernetes Protocol Parameters

Details to facilitate the new connection. Set network and authentication details.

Network

Hostname and Port

The hostname and port of the Kubernetes connection

Use SSL/TLS

Choose to use SSL/TLS encryption

Ignore Server Certificate

Choose to ignore the server certificate

Certificate Authority Certificate

Paste the Certificate Authority Certificate into this text box

Container

Fill in the following information about the Kubernetes container:
  • Namespace
  • Pod Name
  • Container Name

Authentication

Client Certificate

The certificate to use if performing SSL/TLS client authentication to authenticate with the Kubernetes server, in PEM format. This parameter is optional. If omitted, SSL client authentication will not be performed.

Client Key

The key to use if performing SSL/TLS client authentication to authenticate with the Kubernetes server, in PEM format. This parameter is optional. If omitted, SSL client authentication will not be performed.

Appearance

Choose settings that affect how the new connection will look.

Theme

Select a color theme for the terminal.
There are built in themes, and a custom theme option.

Font Name

Enter the name of a font for the terminal to use

Font Size

Select the pixel size of the font

Maximum Scroll back Size

Select how far back a user can scroll through past commands. Leave blank for unlimited.

Read-Only

If checked, the connection will not allow for any interaction from the user. The user will be able to view what is happening on the connected device, but make no interactions with it.

Terminal Behavior

The Terminal Behavior section contains options about the terminal for applicable connections.

Backspace Key Sends

Choose what action is sent when you click the backspace key. The options are:
  • Delete
  • Backspace

Typescript (Text Session Recording)

Options for text recording. See the Session Recording section for more details about session recording.

Recording Path

Enter a file path location to save text session recordings to. We recommend setting this to ${HISTORY_PATH}/${HISTORY_UUID}

Recording Name

Enter a name for the session recording file.

Exclude Graphics/Streams

Choose to exclude graphics and streams that may appear on the terminal from the recording.

Include Key Events

Choose to include keys that are clicked in the session recording. Events like ctrl+c will be recorded.

Automatically Create Recording Path

Have Keeper Connection Manager automatically create the path location for the session recording

MySQL Protocol Parameters

Details to facilitate the new MySQL connection. Set network and authentication details.

Network

Hostname and Port

Enter the hostname and port for the MySQL connection
Unix Socket
Enter the socket name if a host is not present

Authentication

Username and Password

The username and password for this MySQL connection. To prompt users for the password, leave this field empty.

Database

Default Database
Specify the default database schema when establishing a connection.
Disable CSV Export
Disable the ability for users to export data through "select .. into local infile"
Disable CSV Import
Disable the ability for users to import data through "load data local infile..."

Appearance

Choose settings that affect how the new connection will look.

Theme

Select a color theme for the terminal.
There are built in themes, and a custom theme option.

Font Name

Enter the name of a font for the terminal to use.

Font Size

Select the pixel size of the font.

Maximum Scroll back Size

Select how far back a user can scroll through past commands. Leave blank for unlimited.

Read-Only

If checked, the connection will not allow for any interaction from the user. The user will be able to view what is happening on the connected device, but make no interactions with it.

Clipboard

Disable Copying from Remote Desktop

If selected, users will not be able to copy from the connection

Disable Pasting from Client

If selected, users will not be able to paste values into the connection

Session/Environment

Settings for basic environment setup

Language/Local($LANG)

Set the language/local for the connection, this sets the $LANG environment variable

Time Zone($TZ)

Set the time zone for the connection. This sets the $TZ environment variable

Server Keepalive Interval

Set an interval for a keepalive signal

Screen Recording

Options for recording of the screen. See the Session Recording section for more information.

Recording Path

Enter the path to save the session recording. We recommend setting this to ${HISTORY_PATH}/${HISTORY_UUID}

Recording Name

Enter the name of the recording file.

Exclude Graphics/Streams

Choose to exclude graphics or streams from the recording.

Exclude Mouse

Choose to exclude the mouse from the screen recording.

Include Key Events

If selected, include key events that would not otherwise be visible in the recording.

Automatically Create Recording Path

If selected, Keeper Connection Manager will automatically create a path for the recording file.

SFTP

Options for file transfers to the connection using SFTP. For more information see the File Transfer section.

Enable SFTP

Choose to enable SFTP file transfers.

File Browsing Root Directory

The root directory of the SFTP server to display within this connection.

Disable File Download

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from downloading files from the server to this connection.

Disable File Upload

If SFTP is enabled, check this option to exclude users from uploading files to the server from this connection.

Wake-on-LAN (WoL)

Options to facilitate waking the connected device upon connection if supported.

Send WoL Packet

Enable Wake-on-Lan and send a signal from Keeper Connection Manager.

Mac Address of the Remote Host

Identify the device to send the signal to by Mac Address.

Broadcast Address for WoL Packet

Where to send the WoL signal.

Host Boot Wait Time

How long to wait for the device to wake.

Creating a Custom Theme

Terminal based protocols (Kubernetes, SSH, MySQL and Telnet) allow for custom color themes. To use a custom theme first select "custom" from the Theme dropdown, this will open the custom theme builder.
Custom them builder
To use the custom theme builder, click each color to select a new color to use in its place. The foreground and background colors are labeled, other colors represent the standard terminal colors.
For example: to replace all red highlighted text in the terminal with orange text, click the red color and choose orange in the color picker.

Usage History

If you are editing an existing connection, the usage history of the connection is shown in this section
Usage History Table
The usage history table displays the username, date, duration of connection and remote IP address of users connecting to this connection.

Establishing Connection through Firewalls

If you would like to establish a connection to a target server with restricted Ingres connections, check out the documentation on Creating Connections via reverse SSH tunnel.