FAQ

Can I use Teleport in production today?

Teleport has been deployed on server clusters with thousands of nodes at Fortune 500 companies. It has been through several security audits from nationally recognized technology security companies, so we are comfortable with the stability of Teleport from a security perspective.

Can Teleport be deployed in agentless mode?

Yes. Teleport can be deployed with a tiny footprint as an authentication gateway/proxy and you can keep your existing SSH servers on the nodes. But some innovating Teleport features, such as cluster introspection, will not be available unless the Teleport SSH daemon is present on all cluster nodes.

Can I use OpenSSH with a Teleport cluster?

Yes, this question comes up often and is related to the previous one. Take a look at Using OpenSSH client section in the User Manual and Using OpenSSH servers in the Admin Manual.

Can I connect to nodes behind a firewall?

Yes, Teleport supports reverse SSH tunnels out of the box. To configure behind-firewall clusters refer to Trusted Clusters section of the Admin Manual.

Does Web UI support copy and paste?

Yes. You can copy&paste using the mouse. For working with a keyboard, Teleport employs tmux-like "prefix" mode. To enter prefix mode, press Ctrl+A.

While in prefix mode, you can press Ctrl+V to paste, or enter text selection mode by pressing [. When in text selection mode, move around using hjkl, select text by toggling space and copy it via Ctrl+C.

What TCP ports does Teleport use?

Please refer to the Ports section of the Admin Manual.

Does Teleport support authentication via OAuth, SAML or Active Directory?

Gravitational offers this feature for the commercial versions of Teleport.

Commercial Teleport Editions

What is included in the commercial version, Teleport Enterprise?

The Teleport Enterprise offering gives users the following additional features:

We also offer implementation services, to help you integrate Teleport with your existing systems and processes.

You can read more in the Teleport Enterprise section of the docs

Does Teleport send any data to Gravitational?

The open source edition of Teleport does not send any information to Gravitational and can be used on servers without internet access. The commercial versions of Teleport may or may not be configured to send anonymized information to Gravitational, depending on the license purchased. This information contains the following:

This allows Teleport Pro to print a warning if users are exceeding the usage limits of their license. The reporting library code is on Github.

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

Teleport Enterprise

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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Teleport Community

Teleport Community provides modern SSH best practices out of the box for managing elastic infrastructure. Teleport Community is open-source software that anyone can download and install for free.

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