Introduction

Overview

Advanced Server Access is an Okta application that manages access to Linux and Windows servers over SSH & RDP. Using Okta as a main source, it works to reconcile with your internal servers to provide Zero Trust software which you can use to secure them. To get started with Advanced Server Access, you'll need to create a team, and make a small number of initial configurations in the Advanced Server Access dashboard. In Advanced Server Access, a team is a named group of users who can authenticate with Okta. It is an Advanced Server Access tenant which is similar to an Okta tenant. All configurations and resources in Advanced Server Access are scoped to a team.

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Advanced Server Access Agent

To manage SSH or RDP access to a server with Advanced Server Access, you will need to install 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 that server.

The Advanced Server Access Agent is a multi-platform sortware agent which provides features related to access control, including certificate-based authentication, user account management, and auditing access events.

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Advanced Server Access Client

To use our SSH or RDP features, or some advanced Web Access features, you will need to install the Advanced Server Access ClientEssentially, a client is anything that talks to the Okta service. Within the traditional client-server model, Okta is the server. The client might be an agent, an Okta mobile app, or a browser plugin. on your local workstation.

The Advanced Server Access Client is a multi-platform desktop application and command-line tool. It runs mostly in the background, and exists to enable client integrations and manage authentication from that workstation. It also provides some configurability for end usersIn Okta literature, we generally refer to "end users" as the people who have their own Okta home page (My Applications), using apps to authenticate into all of their apps. End users do not have any administrative control. When we refer to "users" we are generally referring to the individual(s) who have administrative control..

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