The secure terminal server on IGEL OS is a network service, providing a TLS/SSL-encrypted Telnet session. Reducing the number of running network services reduces the system's attack surface. Even more so in this case, as the secure terminal by design enables a remote user to execute commands on the system.


By default, the secure terminal is not active. Should you want to deactivate it at any time, do the following:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to System > Remote Access > Secure Terminal
  2. Deactivate Secure Terminal.
  3. Click Apply.

    Secure Terminal can be enabled globally in the UMS under UMS Administration > Global Configuration > Remote Access. There you can also enable the logging of users of the secure terminal.