We all know it: it’s not best practice to access your production serversn directly through shell, but there are times we have to do it.
Today we are announcing a new feature to make those occasions safer: Temporary shell access rights to your servers.
To avoid the dangers of forgetting to close your shell ports after you’re done, you can now use access leasing from the security page.
Just click on the plug icon and the form is prefilled with your current IP address. You need to select a time period (10 mins or 20 mins) and the port will be only open for that period of time.
After that the ports will be closed and the access rights will be revoked.
As you well know, it is best not to use this on production servers, but for other environments and those emergency occasions, use this feature to stay safer.