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.