Single Sign-On (SSO) for Infrastructure
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.
The Benefits of 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 manage another set of keys and passwords. 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
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.