Customize your server's SSHD file

Advanced Server Access allows SSHD customization options for Advanced Server Access admins, allowing customization on how their servers respond to clients initiating connections. Before beginning, make sure that you've installed and configured the Advanced Server Access agentA software agent is a lightweight program that runs as a service outside of Okta. It is typically installed behind a firewall and allows Okta to tunnel communication between an on-premises service and Okta's cloud service. Okta employs several agent types: Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS, RSA, Active Directory Password Sync, and IWA. For example, users can install multiple Active Directory agents to ensure that the integration is robust and highly available across geographic locations. on your server.

Note: The Advanced Server Access sftd agent only adds two lines to your SSHD files, including comments.

SSHD customization options

While SSHD customization can be done in a multitude of different ways, here are some examples of things Advanced Server Access Admins can do to customize their SSHD config file.