Teleport Enterprise

This section will give an overview of Teleport Enterprise, the commercial product built around the open source Teleport Community core. For those that want to jump right in, you can play with the Quick Start Guide for Teleport Enterprise.

The table below gives a quick overview of the benefits of Teleport Enterprise.

Teleport Enterprise Feature Description
Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Allows Teleport administrators to define User Roles and restrict each role to specific actions. RBAC also allows administrators to partition cluster nodes into groups with different access permissions.
Single Sign-On (SSO) Allows Teleport to integrate with existing enterprise identity systems. Examples include Active Directory, Github, Google Apps and numerous identity middleware solutions like Auth0, Okta, and so on. Teleport supports SAML and OAuth/OpenID Connect protocols to interact with them.
Approval Plugins Plugins to approve or deny escalated RBAC requests.
FedRAMP/FIPS With Teleport 4.0, we have built out the foundation to help Teleport Enterprise customers build and meet the requirements in a FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP). This includes a FIPS 140-2 friendly build of Teleport Enterprise as well as a variety of improvements to aid in complying with security controls even in FedRAMP High environments.
Commercial Support In addition to these features, Teleport Enterprise also comes with a premium support SLA with guaranteed response times.

Contact Information

If you are interested in Teleport Enterprise, please reach out to [email protected] for more information.


Role Based Access Control ("RBAC") allows Teleport administrators to grant granular access permissions to users. An example of an RBAC policy might be: "admins can do anything, developers must never touch production servers, and interns can only SSH into staging servers as guests".

How does it work?

Every user in Teleport is always assigned a set of roles. The open source edition of Teleport automatically assigns every user to the built-in "admin" role, but Teleport Enterprise allows administrators to define their own roles with far greater control over user permissions.

Let's assume a company is using Active Directory to authenticate users and place them into groups. A typical enterprise deployment of Teleport in this scenario would look like this:

  1. Teleport will be configured to use existing user identities stored in Active Directory.
  2. Active Directory would have users placed in certain groups or claims, perhaps "interns", "developers", "admins", "contractors", etc.
  3. The Teleport administrator will have to define Teleport Roles. For example: "users", "developers" and "admins".
  4. The last step will be to define mappings from the Active Directory groups (claims) to the Teleport Roles so every Teleport user will be assigned a role based on the group membership.

See RBAC for SSH chapter to learn more about configuring RBAC with Teleport.


The commercial edition of Teleport allows users to retrieve their SSH credentials via a single sign-on (SSO) system used by the rest of the organization.

Examples of supported SSO systems include commercial solutions like Okta, Auth0, SailPoint, OneLogin or Active Directory, as well as open source products like Keycloak. Other identity management systems are supported as long as they provide an SSO mechanism based on either SAML or OAuth2/OpenID Connect.

How does SSO work with SSH?

From the user's perspective they need to execute the following command to retrieve their SSH certificate.

$ tsh login

Teleport can be configured with a certificate TTL to determine how often a user needs to log in.

tsh login will print a URL into the console, which will open an SSO login prompt, along with the 2FA, as enforced by the SSO provider. If a user supplies valid credentials, Teleport will issue an SSH certificate.

Moreover, SSO can be used in combination with role-based access control (RBAC) to enforce SSH access policies like "developers must not touch production data". See the SSO for SSH chapter for more details.

Contact Information

For more information about Teleport Enterprise or Gravity please reach out us to [email protected] or fill out the contact form on our website.


With Teleport 4.0 we have built the foundation to meet FedRAMP requirements for the purposes of accessing infrastructure. This includes support for FIPS 140-2, also known as the Federal Information Processing Standard, which is the US government approved standard for cryptographic modules.

Enterprise customers can download the custom FIPS package from the Gravitational Dashboard. Look for Linux 64-bit (FedRAMP/FIPS).

Using teleport start --fips Teleport will start in FIPS mode, Teleport will configure the TLS and SSH servers with FIPS compliant cryptographic algorithms. In FIPS mode, if non-compliant algorithms are chosen, Teleport will fail to start. In addition, Teleport checks if the binary was compiled against an approved cryptographic module (BoringCrypto) and fails to start if it was not.

See our FedRAMP for SSH and Kubernetes guide for more infromation.

Approval Workflows

With Teleport 4.2 we've introduced the ability for users to request additional roles. The workflow API makes it easy to dynamically approve or deny these requests.

See Approval Workflows Guide for more information

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Teleport Enterprise is built around the open-source core, with premium support and additional, enterprise-grade features. It is for organizations that need to secure critical production infrastructure and meet compliance and audit requirements.

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