SSH into GOV.UK servers from the VM
By default, your SSH agent is forwarded to the VM. To confirm your key has been forwarded you can run:
$ vagrant ssh # ssh onto vm $ ssh-add -L # list key and location on host machine
Things to check if it doesn’t work:
- Can you SSH directly onto the jumpbox?
ssh jumpbox.integration.publishing.service.gov.ukIf not, check your ssh version (
ssh -V) and config (
~/.ssh/config). You can also try
- Do you get a permission denied error? Make sure you’re in the
user list in the govuk-secrets repo for production access
(restricted access; ask your tech lead or line manager for access), or the
govuk-puppet repo for access to other environments.
Alternatively, are you the correct user? If you’re in the VM you might need to
specify a username (example:
ssh email@example.com), as ‘vagrant’ might be the default ssh username.
- Are you connecting from outside The White Chapel Building? You’ll need to connect to the VPN first; SSH connections are restricted to the White Chapel Building IP addresses.