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Quickly Deploy Two Open Source Bastion Server Projects – Webterminal and Jumpserver

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I was looking for a secure way to manage my cloud infrastructure and found those two projects in Guihub. Both provide a web GUI to support major remote management protocols to connect to remote targets.

Bastion server (Jump Server) connects your VMs, your local computers, and cloud resources without exposing them to public network connections. This bastion server or jump server can be treated as a single audit point for logging access to the remote targets. Both jump servers and bastion hosts are considered weak points and careful attention must be given to keep them up to date and monitored.

Webterminal bastion server

Project address: https://jimmy201602.github.io/webterminal/

Webterminal implemented by django. This project focus on DevOps and Continuous Delivery. For now it support almost 90% remote management protocol such as vnc, ssh,rdp,telnet,sftp… It support a possiblity to monitor and recorded user action when user use this project to manage their server!You can also replay the user action such as like a video. Hope you enjoy it.

Run with docker

docker pull webterminal/webterminal
docker run -itd -p 80:80 -p 2100:2100 webterminal/webterminal
Login user & password
username: admin
password: password!23456

Successfully ran it in a VM only has 1vCPU and 1G RAM. Nice!

[node1] (local) root@192.168.0.18 ~
docker run -itd -p 80:80 -p 2100:2100 webterminal/webterminal
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Digest: sha256:b7d3e783ec7ba021bf35d5da4dbca2f98319dc458f1b1160b6ef9ad4f62c4fe3
Status: Downloaded newer image for webterminal/webterminal:latest
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[node1] (local) root@192.168.0.18 ~

Login Page:

Quick Configuration Steps:

1  add new credential

2  Add New Server

3  Add into a server group

4  Add new permission list

5  Connect

6  Check video recording

Jumpserver

Before installation, it will check if your machine has at least 2 vCPU and 4G RAM. That is the minimal requirement.

One-click installation of JumpServer

curl -sSL https://github.com/jumpserver/jumpserver/releases/download/2.0.1/quick_start.sh | sh

Container Deployment Command.

docker run --name jms_all -d \
  -p 80:80 -p 2222:2222 \
  -e SECRET_KEY=$SECRET_KEY \
  -e BOOTSTRAP_TOKEN=$BOOTSTRAP_TOKEN \
  jumpserver/jms_all:latest

Unfortunately, during my test, I could not access docker's Web site although it was running successfully in Docker.

Default username / password : admin /admin

Dashboard

Configuration Steps:
1  Create Assets – admin users

2  Create Assets – system user

3  Create Assets – Assets

4  Create  Permissions – Asset Permissions

5  RDP / SSH Connections – Sessions – Web terminal

6  Sftp – Sessions – File manager

7  Recording : Sessions – Sessions

YouTube video:

References

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