Single Sign-On (SSO) for SSH and Kubernetes
Teleport easily integrates into a company's existing company directory and SSO system. This allows SREs, developers and other end-users to access secured infrastructure by simply authenticating their identity in the directory. IT administrators don't have the burden of managing SSH keys or local passwords across their server infrastructure.
Who can Benefit from SSO?
Using SSO gives end-users a simplified, single click method for accessing compute infrastructure. By integrating with a single source of identity, it reduces the possibility of stale permissions and IT system administrators don't have to managing another set of keys and passwords. This is useful for situations like:
Meet Compliance Requirements
SSO is used to secure the infrastructure and meet compliance requirements around privileged access. Specifically, it enables security and systems engineers to enforce security and compliance policies such as:
Multi-factor authentication (MFA). Integrating with company-wide SSO enables two-factor authentication (2FA) for SSH sessions using the same access control plane, simplifying management and audit.
Compliant process for onboarding and transferring employees and contractors. Ensure privileged access permissions stay up-to-date as individuals switch roles or leave the company.
Monitoring access patterns. Authenticating against a single source of truth allows for the monitoring of access in order to identify unusual patterns.
Overall, the result of implementing SSO is a reduction in operational overhead. Administrators can control (add, modify, and revoke) privileged access for teams or individuals from one place, while users can get access authorization without needing to manage SSH keys or VPN credentials.