Hello there, you are probably visiting this page because you want to become a sysadmin at ISW. All the pages underneath this page will give you an introduction of the systems and tools used in our network. Please note that some pages will reference to other spaces in Confluence, if you need access please ask one of the sysadmins.
To explain it very easy, Boundary is sort of a proxy. It sits between you and the server you are trying to access. Boundary has access to the server, but you don't. If you want to connect to a server from outside of our network you will have to login to Boundary after that you specify the server. Your client will connect to Boundary which will connect you to the server.
This gives some advantages:
There is no need for public facing control ports like SSH except for Boundary itself
People are authenticated based on their credentials
We can authorize people, giving some more access than others.
How do I install my client to work with ISW's Boundary