What is CloudGate Key Manager?
With ever more computing resources moving off-premise and into the cloud, controlling access to these resources becomes increasingly important. Traditionally, remote access to these hosts is performed using the SSH protocol, and, while the protocol in itself provides sufficiently adequate security mechanisms, organizations continue struggling to deploy these mechanisms at scale.
To boost security, moving away from username/password authentication to private/public key authentication is an important first step for SSH hosts, but provisioning the authorized keys to a large number of instances has proven to be cumbersome. This, in turn, results in a wild growth of long-lived keys, often shared by multiple users or even entire organizations, putting the whole infrastructure at risk.
CloudGate Key Manager addresses this problem by providing users with short-lived keys, and allows administrators to control access with flexible attribute-based policies. Furthermore, it only requires minimal changes to existing or newly created SSH hosts.
Why CloudGate Key Manager?
Makes access to cloud servers using SSH Key more secure.
CloudGate Key Manager utilizes CloudGate’s authentication infrastructure to prevent SSH key leakage and third party usage by performing various access restrictions and user authentication such as multi-factor authentication, biometric authentication, IP restriction, etc..
Improves safety whilst keeping the convenience of your cloud server intact.
Control the Lifetime of your Keys
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