User authentication reference - AWS Elemental Live

User authentication reference

Enabling user authentication provides you more control over your AWS Elemental systems. Authentication helps secure your nodes while also allowing you to do the following:

  • Track node activity on a per-user basis.

  • Limit accidental access to a node by allowing distinct login credentials for each node. This way, an operator with access to multiple nodes must enter the credentials for a specific node prior to sending any commands.

Whether or not you enable authentication, we recommend that all of your nodes are installed behind a customer firewall or on a private network.

The following sections provide more information about user authentication.