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Old 10-29-2013, 05:20 PM
vramaswa vramaswa is offline
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default sesssion from import

Thank you the script to import hosts to sCRT.
I have one issue though. The sessions created via the script do not have the 'default session' settings that I already have (When I use Quick connect and enter a host, sCRT uses the default session creds to login). Is there a way to use it or may be I missing something? Appreciate your help. sCRT is amazing!
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:26 AM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
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Hello vramaswa,

I have moved this post to its own thread.

For the most recent version of any script you find in the forums, you may want to check this sticky that was created to hold script examples.

You are correct that the Import Arbitrary script example does not use Default Session. In fact, the sessions are created the old way, by writing out to the ini file itself (as opposed to using SessionConfiguration object).

One of the fields that can be imported via that script is username. For password, you can just use the Default Session (or multiple session) tip to apply (or reapply) that information to all sessions again. If you have previously applied username/password via Default Session, it may be a multi-step process.

Note that this would, of course, only be applicable if *all sessions* use the same password.

Since the information has *already* been saved in the Default Session file itself, you would have to go through the process and clear the information from the password field (or enter something like tempPW) and then go through the process again and apply the correct password.

It is always recommended you backup your config before applying changes that affect multiple sessions. The location of your installation's Configuration folder is found in the General category of SecureCRT's Global Options.

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Old 10-30-2013, 01:32 PM
vramaswa vramaswa is offline
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Thanks Brenda. Would you have an updated script that uses the object instead. Or is there another way of importing hosts from a database or a file? I have a Putty Connection Manager database(.dat file), would you have an import script that works with that (+ take care of the default session settings?)

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:20 PM
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Hello vramaswa,

We do have a different script example for importing connections from Putty Connection Manager. See this forum post.

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:22 AM
ogun ogun is offline
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I wrote the following script for our needs.
It reads a csv file with three columns:
hostname, folder, description

It then creates sessions for each in a session folder named shared, each session a copy of the default session.

We use it as a way of having a shared session database, using urlget to grab the CSV file.

Since I can't find the attach file option, I'll just code tag it instead
#$language = "Python"
#$interface = "1.0"

# Top level folder to put all sessions in.
TOPLEVEL = "Shared"
INPUTFILE = "devices.csv"

import SecureCRT
import csv
import os.path
import shutil

def main():
    # Open file for reading
    # We expect the CSV file to have three columns per line:
    # Hostname, Folder, Description
    csvfile = open(INPUTFILE)
    csvreader = csv.reader(csvfile)

    # Remove existing folder, we rebuild every time.
    script_name = crt.ScriptFullName
    script_dir = os.path.dirname(script_name)

    # We expect to be in $CONFIG/Scripts with the sessions in $CONFIG/Sessions
    sessions_folder = os.path.join(script_dir, '../Sessions')

    # Did we get it right?
    if not os.path.isdir(sessions_folder):
        msg = "Could not find sessions folder. Got %s" % sessions_folder

    # Append top level
    shared_folder = os.path.join(sessions_folder, TOPLEVEL)

    # Delete old folder
    if os.path.exists(shared_folder):

    # Open the default session to use as a template for created sessions
    session = crt.OpenSessionConfiguration('Default')

    for line in csvreader:
        sessionname = line[0].split('.')[0]
        hostname = line[0]
        folder = TOPLEVEL + "\\" + line[1]
        comment = line[2]

        session.SetOption('Protocol Name', 'SSH2')
        session.SetOption('[SSH2] Port', 22)
        session.SetOption('Hostname', hostname)
        session.SetOption('Description', [comment])

        session.Save(folder + "\\" + sessionname)

# Do the running
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