Glossary

User

A user is a profile of anyone who accesses remote servers and services. Typically, they are your employees' profile, 3rd party contractors, DevOps teams, or service accounts.

User Identity Provider (uIDP)

A User IDP is a source that TRASA uses to import, manage, and authenticate users. TRASA has a built-in identity provider (TrasaIDP) and can be connected with other Identity providers, including G Suite, Okta, LDAP, and FreeIPA.

Service

A Service is a profile of any network applications which sit behind TRASA proxy. TRASA supports Web application, SSH, Remote Desktop (RDP), and Database services.

Upstream Service

An Upstream Service is an actual service that runs behind TRASA. E.g., include SSH or RDP service for your internal servers, Web application of your firewall console.

Service Identity Provider (sIDP)

A service IDP is the source which TRASA uses to import and manage service profile. A service profile can be directly created in TRASA or imported from cloud service providers such as AWS, GCP, Digital Ocean.

Privilege

A privilege is a username or role which your users use to access service. Privilege typically has roles, permissions, and policies attached to them managed by the server and service that privilege belongs. e.g.:

  • root is a privilege usually found in Linux OS. A user with email _james@nepsec.com_ logs into the centOS server as root privilege.
  • Administrator is a privilege usually found in Windows systems. A user with email _james@nepsec.com_ access the windows server as Administrator privilege.

Access Proxy

Access Proxy is a reverse proxy server which has two purposes:

  • Manage access to your server and services,
  • Control and block unauthorized access TRASA access proxy currently supports HTTPs, SSH, RDP, and Database protocols.

Device Hygiene

Device hygiene is a security state of user's devices (workstations and mobile devices) that users use to access servers and services.

Policy

A policy defines constraints and restriction which directs TRASA to either block or allow access to protected service.

Static Policy

Based on time, location, and health of device hygiene.

Dynamic Policy

Based on risk scoring scored by TRASA AI (only available in enterprise edition)

Adhoc permission

Adhoc permission enables explicit permission management to access service.

Access Map

Access Map defines how a user can access a service with specific privileges. The how is directed via policy. Before a user can access a service, the TRASA administrator must assign a user to that service along with privilege and policy.

Vault

A vault is where TRASA stores secrets. There are two types of secrets that TRASA manages.

  • Upstream Service Secrets - Passwords and Keys of upstream services.
  • Integration Keys - Secrets and Keys of external services that TRASA connects during the process of integration.

TsxVault

TRASA has a built-in vault named TsxVault, which can be used to store both of the secrets mentioned above. While Integration Keys are always stored in TsxVault, Upstream Service Secrets can also be stored in external secret storage providers such as HashiCorp Vault, AWS KMS, and GCP KMS.

TRASA_HOST

Hostname or IP address of TRASA server.

My Route

Dashboard pages and server APIs(non-admin) that are specific to user account and profile. User's with selfUser privilege in TRASA have access to only these pages and APIs.