CloudShell Colony provides the Bastion feature to be enabled 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 Bastion, using automatically generated certificates.
When a sandbox is launched, the compute instances are created and a certificate is generated. The Bastion feature 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 Bastion feature, see Enabling the Bastion Capability.
To connect to a compute instance in a sandbox:
- In the required sandbox, click the Troubleshooting 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 Bastion includes advanced interactive options such as sharing clipboard, transferring files and more. For more information about the interactions options, see Advanced Bastion Interaction Options.