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How to Choose a Teleport Edition

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Teleport supports three editions. In this guide, we will help you determine which edition is most appropriate for your use case.

Editions

Teleport Community Edition

We provide a free, open source distribution of Teleport that enables you to get secure access to databases, Windows desktops, Kubernetes clusters, and more.

Try out Open Source Teleport on a Linux server. If you would like to take a look at the source, visit the Teleport GitHub repository.

Teleport Enterprise Cloud

Our team at Teleport manages the Auth and Proxy Services, giving you a running Teleport cluster where you can configure RBAC, set up Single Sign-On connectors, and register resources by deploying additional Teleport services.

Read more about Teleport Enterprise Cloud.

Teleport Enterprise

A self-hosted Teleport deployment for security-conscious organizations. Supports advanced features like Hardware Security Modules and FedRAMP compliance.

Read more about Teleport Enterprise.

Comparing editions

Access controls

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
Access RequestsLimited
Single Sign-OnGitHubGitHub, Google Workspace, OIDC, SAMLGitHub, Google Workspace, OIDC, SAML
Role-Based Access Control
Moderated Sessions

Infrastructure access

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
Application Access
Server Access
Database Access
Desktop Access
Kubernetes Access
Machine ID
Agentless integration with OpenSSH servers

Session recording

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
Recording Proxy Mode
Enhanced Session Recording

Compliance

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
FedRAMP Control
PCI DSS FeaturesLimited
SOC 2 FeaturesLimited
FIPS-compliant binaries available for FedRAMP High

Operations

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
Auth and Proxy Service managementSelf-hostedSelf-hostedFully managed
Proxy Service domain nameCustomCustomA subdomain of teleport.sh
Version supportAll supported releases available to install and download.All supported releases available to install and download.Deploys last stable release with 2-3 week lag for stability.
Backend supportAny S3-compatible storage for session records, many managed backends for custom audit log storage.Any S3-compatible storage for session records, many managed backends for custom audit log storageAll data is stored in DynamoDB and S3 with server-side encryption
Data storage locationCan store data anywhere in the world, on most managed cloud backendsCan store data anywhere in the world, on most managed cloud backendsData is stored in us-west-2, with Proxy Service instances deployed across the world for low-latency access
Hardware Security Module support for encryption at rest

Support

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
SupportBest-effort, community24x7 support with premium SLAs and account managers24x7 support with premium SLAs and account managers

Licensing and usage management

Open SourceEnterpriseCloud
Annual or multi-year contracts, volume discounts
LicenseApache 2CommercialCommercial
Usage trackingEnables you to track the number of users per protocol.