Say hello to Gravitational teleport

SSH for Clusters and Teams

Teleport extends SSH to create a modern access layer

for teams working on distributed infrastructure.

What Is Teleport?

Gravitational Teleport ("Teleport") is a tool for remotely accessing isolated clusters of Linux servers via SSH or HTTPS. Unlike traditional key-based access, Teleport enables teams to easily adopt the following practices:

  • Avoid key distribution and trust on first use issue by using auto-expiring keys signed by a cluster certificate authority (CA).
  • Enforce 2nd factor authentication.
  • Connect to clusters located behind firewalls without direct Internet access via SSH bastions.
  • Record and replay SSH sessions for knowledge sharing and auditing purposes.
  • Collaboratively troubleshoot issues through session sharing.
  • Discover online servers and Docker containers within a cluster with dynamic node labels.

It is worth noting that Teleport clusters do not suffer from a single point of failure. Teleport is built on top of the high-quality Golang SSH implementation and it is compatible with OpenSSH.

Why We Built Teleport?

Mature tech companies with significant infrastructure footprints tend to implement most of these patterns internally. Teleport allows smaller companies without significant in-house SSH expertise to easily adopt them, as well. Teleport comes with an accesible Web UI and a very permissive Apache 2.0 license to facilitate adoption and use.

Being a complete standalone tool, Teleport can be used as a software library enabling trust management in complex multi-cluster, multi-region scenarios across many teams within multiple organizations.

Who Built Teleport?

Teleport was created by Gravitational Inc. We built Teleport by borrowing from our previous experiences at Rackspace. It has been extracted from Gravity, our system for helping our customers to deploy and remotely manage their SaaS applications on many cloud regions or even on-premise.

Reach out to [email protected] if you have questions about commercial edition of Teleport.

More Information


At this time Teleport is NOT recommended for production use, but the code is open and available for your security team to inspect. Currently Teleport is undergoing an independent security review. We will be more comfortable recommending it for production use once the review is completed.


The best way to contribute is to create issues or pull requests Github. Join [email protected] mailing list or reach out directly to the Gravitational team via [email protected]

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