One of the security recommendations we are implementing for our Azure environment is JIT access for VMs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-just-in-time Basically it blocks RDP or SSH traffic until a authenticated request is made through the web portal and then the ports are opened. It's an extra step for the end user but provides an extra layer of security.

Is there a service that provides something similar in AWS?

  • Sounds like a fancier, user/pass based verison of port knocking ... – ivanivan Sep 10 '19 at 13:14

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