After a regular user logs on to the Bastionhost console as a Resource Access Management (RAM) user, the user can go to a web page to perform O&M operations on hosts. The user does not need to use an SSH, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), or SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) client. This topic describes how to use the host O&M feature.

Background information

If you want to perform O&M operations on a web page instead of an SSH, RDP, or SFTP client, you can use the host O&M feature provided by Bastionhost.

Limits

  • Only Bastionhost HA Edition supports the host O&M feature.
  • You can use the host O&M feature only after you log on to the Bastionhost console as a RAM user.

Authorize hosts for a user

Before you can use the host O&M feature, you must create RAM users, import the RAM users, add hosts, and authorize the hosts for the RAM users. You can perform the following steps to authorize hosts for a RAM user:

  1. Create a RAM user and import the user.
    1. Log on to the Bastionhost console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Users > Users.
    3. On the Users page, click Import RAM Users. Then, create a RAM user and import the user.
    For more information, see Create RAM users and import them.
    Note If you have created a RAM user, import the created RAM user. For more information, see Import a created RAM user.
    Create a RAM user and import the user
  2. Add hosts.
    1. Log on to the Bastionhost console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Assets > Hosts.
    3. On the Hosts page, click Import ECS Instances or specify Import Other Hosts to add hosts.
    For more information, see Add hosts.
    Note If you want to manage host accounts in Bastionhost, you can create an account for a host. For more information, see Create an account for hosts.
    Add hosts
  3. Authorize hosts or host groups for a RAM user.
    1. Log on to the Bastionhost console.
    2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Users > Users.
    3. On the Users page, find a user and click Authorize Hosts or Authorize Host Groups in the Actions column. Then, select the required hosts or host groups for authorization.
    For more information, see Authorize hosts by user and Authorize host groups by user. Authorize hosts or host groups for a RAM user

Log on to a host for O&M

  1. Log on to the Bastionhost console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose O&M > Host O&M.
  3. On the Host O&M page, find the host on which you want to perform O&M operations and click the Logon icon icon in the Log On column. The host O&M page appears.
    If the host is not authorized, the O&M Logon dialog box appears after you click the Logon icon icon.
    1. In the O&M Logon dialog box, specify the Logon Name and Password parameters.
      • Logon Name: the name of the account that is used to log on to the host.
      • Password: the password of the account that is used to log on to the host.
      Note By default, the Protocol parameter is specified. You do not need to specify this parameter.
    2. Click OK.
  4. Go to the O&M web page of the host and perform O&M operations on the host.