Learn how to record SSH sessions on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux VSI in a Private VPC network using in-built packages. The VPC private network is provisioned through Terraform and the RHEL packages are installed using Ansible automation.
What Is Session Recording and Why Is It Required?
As noted in “Securely record SSH sessions on RHEL in a private VPC network,” a Bastion host and a jump server are both security mechanisms used in network and server environments to control and enhance security when connecting to remote systems. They serve similar purposes but have some differences in their implementation and use cases. The Bastion host is placed in front of the private network to take SSH requests from public traffic and pass the request to the downstream machine. Bastion hosts and jump servers are vulnerable to intrusion as they are exposed to public traffic.