Virtual Rejekts 2020

Secure Shell Access Without SSH
2020-04-01, 19:45–20:15, Track 1 (UTC)

SSH is a staple of server management. As simple as it is it comes with lots of complications. Open ports, users management, authorized_keys, and bastions are just some of the things you need to consider.
What if there were an easier way? What if you didn't need to open port 22 and you didn't need VPN access? What about auditing shell sessions and current connections?
AWS Systems Manager Session Manager has managed to have the worst product name in the cloud, but it also may be the most useful for securing access to your infrastructure.


SSH is a staple of server management. As simple as it is it comes with lots of complications. Open ports, users management, authorized_keys, and bastions are just some of the things you need to consider.
What if there were an easier way? What if you didn't need to open port 22 and you didn't need VPN access? What about auditing shell sessions and current connections?
AWS Systems Manager Session Manager has managed to have the worst product name in the cloud, but it also may be the most useful for securing access to your infrastructure.