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Machine ID

Machine ID is a service that programmatically issues and renews short-lived certificates to any service account (e.g., a CI/CD server) by retrieving credentials from the Teleport Auth Service. This enables fine-grained role-based access controls and audit.

Some of the things you can do with Machine ID:

  • Machines can retrieve short-lived SSH certificates for CI/CD pipelines.
  • Machines can retrieve short-lived X.509 certificates for use with databases. Coming in Teleport 9.3.
  • Configure role-based access controls and locking for machines.
  • Capture access events in the audit log.

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