CloudShell Colony includes a remote gateway component, which is deployed in every sandbox to allow you to connect to any of your instances directly from CloudShell Colony’s sandbox.
CloudShell Colony secures your cloud infrastructure, by keeping it closed to incoming traffic while allowing the connection to your compute instances, through the remote gateway, using automatically generated certificates.
When a sandbox is launched, the compute instances are created and a certificate is generated. The remote gateway component uses the certificate to allow you to connect to your infrastructure instances without opening them to unauthorized 3rd party traffic.
To learn how to enable the remote connection capability using the remote gateway component, see Enabling the Remote Gateway Capability.
To connect to a compute instance in a sandbox:
- In the required sandbox, click the Debugging Tab.
- Select an application to view its compute instances.
- To establish an SSH connection, click Connect via SSH.
To establish an RDP connection, click Connect via RDP.
A new interactive browser tab opens, with a remote SSH/ RDP session to the remote machine.
The remote gateway includes advanced interactive options such as sharing clipboard, transferring files and more. For more information about the interactions options, see Advanced Remote Gateway Interaction Options.