I have a bastion/jump box providing WinSCP for users to carry out transfers to secured hosts. This is integrated into a privileged access management (PAM) service. I want to automate some behaviours at run time, after the authentication has completed (this is handled by the PAM service) and the application becomes interactive.

While I can define the required actions in a WinSCP extension, I could not see anywhere in the documentation discussing how to run extensions automatically. A fallback would be to provide the user with a button to click on rather than having to dig through the menus to find the extension, but again I don't see this in the docs.

How can I run an extension automatically at the right time?

  • This does not look like a question for Server Fault. You should move it to Super User. – Martin Prikryl Aug 28 '17 at 13:58
  • I thought about that, however 1) this is a question about service provision 2) most people on SuperUser won't understand what Privileges Access Management is. – symcbean Aug 28 '17 at 14:21
  • But your question is not about PAM, right? – Martin Prikryl Aug 28 '17 at 14:26
  • No, but PAM makes critical changes to the sequence of control. In addition, the question is not about which buttons to poke but how to configure a specific behaviour of the application for all users. – symcbean Aug 28 '17 at 14:54
  • I do not agree, but anyway, I've tried to answer. – Martin Prikryl Aug 28 '17 at 15:01

You cannot run WinSCP extensions automatically after authentication.

To ease an access, you can display custom command toolbar:

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(a WinSCP extension is just a special kind of a custom command)

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