Administrators looking to mass configure and deploy TTerm for iPad in a school, business or institution can make use of the Export Settings option on the Settings page to export current access settings and all Connection items to a file. This file is made available through file sharing and may be used in conjunction with the Apple Configurator and/or Mobile Distribution Management software to deploy TTerm for iPad on multiple devices with this configuration.

  This article describes cloning ALL configurations and settings for setting up multiple iPads.

There are several options for managing configuration deployment and sharing within TTerm for iPad. For information on other management and deployment options please refer to this article.

The process involves firstly configuring and exporting settings from a single devices and secondly, preparing the exported settings file for distribution.


Follow these steps:

  1. First, on a single iPad, create the required number of host connections and set the required Access Level (see the knowledgebase article on Restricting User Access in TTerm for iPad for more information).
  2. On the Settings page tap Export Settings. This will export the Access Level settings and all the connection items listed under Connections.
  3. TTerm for iPad will now place a copy of these settings in file called export.attexp on your iPad. Please be aware that SSH key credentials stored in any saved connections will also be exported.

To retrieve the exported configuration file follow these steps. If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC you will need to export your files using iTunes file sharing. Skip the following steps and refer to the section below.

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Select your device in the Finder.
  3. Click the Files tab to see a list of apps that can share files.
  4. Click the triangle next to TTerm and copy the file export.attexp. to the desired location. Your configuration file is now saved to your computer.

The following steps only apply to macOS Mojave or earlier and Windows PCs.

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. In iTunes select your device and open the Apps tab.
  3. Scroll down to File Sharing.
  4. Select the TTerm app from the list of Apps.
  5. Browse to your saved connection file and click the Save to... button. The file name is export.attexp. Your configuration file is now saved to your computer.

Follow these steps:

  1. On your computer rename export.attexp to import.attexp.
  2. Place this file in the file sharing area of new TTerm for iPad installations. There are several ways to achieve this, either manually via Finder or iTunes file sharing if you're using macOS Mojave or earlier. Alternately consider software such as the Apple Configurator and/or Mobile Distribution Management tools.
  3. When TTerm for iPad is first launched this file will be read and the saved configuration silently applied, including Access Settings, passcode and Connections. The file is then deleted.

This feature is intended to be used on new installations of TTerm for iPad and repeating the process by importing another import.attexp file will overwrite any existing Access Settings.

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