The SecureLink Gatekeeper is a software component designed to be installed on a single Windows or Unix Server. Its purpose is to serve as a secure access point into one or more servers on your network by trusted third parties.
Companies not currently using SecureLink for Enterprises may find that a technology vendor, using SecureLink for Vendors, has installed Gatekeeper software on their server. This Gatekeeper allows a fast and easy method of secure remote access and allows third-party technology vendors to better support their enterprise customers.
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The Gatekeeper requires internet access to communicate with your vendor’s SecureLink server, but there are no firewall changes necessary to enable your vendor to connect using SecureLink. If the Gatekeeper is installed on a system that does not have internet access, rules should be set on the firewall to allow SSH and HTTP access outbound directly to your vendor’s SecureLink server.
The Gatekeeper does not need a dedicated workstation or server.
The Gatekeeper installation does not require a server reboot.
To access your Gatekeeper you will need to navigate to your vendor’s SecureLink server, with your vendor provided URL, and log-in with your provided credentials. The URL and credentials will automatically be emailed to you when your vendor creates your Gatekeeper account.
Local access to the Gatekeeper is also available and provides limited administrative functionality. The Gatekeeper can be accessed locally from the Windows start menu under All Programs > SecureLink > SecureLink Gatekeeper.
You can also access the Gatekeeper from your preferred browser by typing http://127.0.0.1:4680 in the address bar.
If you are a Gatekeeper Administrator, the Gatekeeper’s default state after installation is “Disabled.” To enable the Gatekeeper, log in to your vendor’s SecureLink server as a Gatekeeper admin using the provided credentials. Click on the Connection Status link. From there, you can enable access indefinitely or provide an access window. (The Gatekeeper will return to a disabled state after the access window has closed.)
Access notification emails are controlled by each individual Gatekeeper user. Each Gatekeeper you have access to will be listed under My Account with the ability to toggle notifications on or off for that Gatekeeper. To send notification emails to additional users, navigate to My Gatekeepers > Users and edit the user you wish to receive notification emails.
The Gatekeeper provides you with the ability to store, mask, and pass login credentials for your vendors. Credentials can be stored for RDP, SSH, and Telnet access.
Select RDP/SSH/Telnet Credentials from the Settings menu. Enter the required information on the corresponding credentials screen.
Once the credentials have been added, they will need to be associated with the appropriate server or host. Select Vendor Privilege Settings from the Settings menu. Click Add New Host and enter the host or IP of the devices you would like to enable access to your vendor. Add the RDP or SSH service the vendor requires and attach the created credential to this service.
The Gatekeeper stores information regarding who has connected, where they connected from, when they connected, what servers were accessed, which ports and services were used for access, and what files were accessed.
The Gatekeeper can also record RDP and Telnet sessions.
To access the Gatekeeper reports select Report from the Gatekeeper menu.