Secure Gateway

You can secure any application or service using Gabriel Secure Gateway. Here are some examples of how to set up a few services, but Secure Gateway is not limited to these.

What is Secure Gateway? #

Secure Gateway allows you to securely run third-party services like cameras, home automation, personal servers and smart smart home devices on your Local Area Network (LAN) from the Gabriel Collaboration Suite!

You can secure any application or service using Gabriel Secure Gateway.

The basics: #

  1. Gabriel Secure Gateway is used to secure communications from a Gabriel client to an application or services on another Gabriel device.
    1. The “client” side of communications is a Gabriel device used to access a remote service. A “client” is a laptop, desktop, tablet or a mobile phone.
    2. The “application or service” (also called a “Gateway Endpoint”) represents a single port on a Gabriel device. This could be a web server, file share or a IP camera running on a linux server (or even another desktop or laptop).

Here are some quick tips to get started: #

  1. First, Gabriel should be installed on both the client and the app/service side of the communication.
    1. If you cannot install Gabriel on the app/services side, you can still secure the service by running another Gabriel device on the same network. For example: If you wanted to secure access to a web server running on an IP Camera. Typically, you do not have access to install Gabriel on the camera. However, you can install Gabriel on a Linux device running on the same network.
  2. Before you secure an app/service with Gabriel, test out the service over the LAN first. For example, if you have a web app running on an Apache server, make sure the web app is working the way you want before creating a Gateway Service.
  3. Gateway Services are created, edited and deleted using the Gabriel user interface. All you need is access to the server for it to show up in your device dropdown. You will always see devices on your own account but you must be a Domain Administrator to see servers in your domain on other accounts.
    1. On Linux, you can also manage Gateway Services using the command line interface, “gabriel_cmd”.
  4. When creating a new Gateway Service, choose “This Computer” (or “127.0.0.1”) when the service is running on the same device as Gabriel. Otherwise, choose “Local Area Network” and enter the IP address of the target device on the LAN.
  5. Once you have secured access using Gabriel, make sure you remove any port forwarding rules or other public access so only Gabriel users can utilize it.
  6. By default, only the creator of the Gateway Service has access. Don’t forget to grant other domains and users access as you see fit.

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