Teleport 1.0 Released

Jun 23, 2016 by Taylor Wakefield

Today is a big day!

We are ecstatic to announce the 1.0 release of Gravitational Teleport. For the uninitiated, Teleport is modern SSH server designed for clusters of servers and the teams working on them. The notion of “cluster” and cluster membership is central to Teleport: users can explore the nodes in a cluster, their user permissions are governed on a cluster level, etc.

You can think of Teleport as a set of enhancements to SSH, while still being backward compatible with OpenSSH. These enhancements include:

Since we open sourced Gravitational Teleport in March, the repo has received over 750 stars on Github and has been downloaded or forked over 800 times. A number of companies reached out to us helping with finalizing Teleport feature set, testing and providing feedback.

The outcome of this process is finally here. Here is what’s new in the 1.0 release.

Security Audit Complete

The biggest news is that we have concluded a security audit of Teleport code and penetration testing with a nationally recognized security consulting company. We have addressed all of the concerns raised by the audit and we are now comfortable recommending Teleport for production use.

New Functionality

We’ve also exposed some additional functionality, including:

Who is Teleport For?

Based on the market feedback, we have learned that Teleport’s features are especially appealing to teams of ops engineers who’re responsible for managing multiple pockets of infrastructure. Some examples:

Demo: SSH behind Firewalls

Upgrading from Beta

Teleport YAML configuration format has changed slightly. Also, the format of key and session storage has evolved, as well. We recommend beta users to wipe out /var/lib/teleport directory on servers and ~/.tsh directory on client machines.

Moving forward, we are committed to backwards compatibility with configuration files and on-disk data.

More info

For more information about Teleport, you can take a look at the documentation or the Github repo. It is open sourced so feel free to dig in; issues and/or pull requests are welcome. Feel free to reach out if you have additional questions: [email protected].

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