Supporting On-Demand Access with Indent and Twingate
by Peter Ahn

Supporting On-Demand Access with Indent and Twingate

At Twingate we believe granular least-privileged access models paired with dynamic, contextual access can be a powerful combination for IT, security, and DevOps teams.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with Indent, an on-demand access control provider for high-growth companies where engineers can get access to corporate resources dynamically.

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With Indent’s flexible access platform, teams can manage time-bound access to Twingate connectors programmatically across public cloud environments like AWS, GCP, Azure, and many more cloud ISVs.

Using Twingate with Indent helps engineers get access fast - in a matter of seconds. No more searching for the right place to create a ticket or asking around to find the right approver. Requesters can create an access request from Slack and have it routed to the correct approver based on their company’s security and compliance policies. From Slack, approvers can grant access requests. Gone are the days of admins setting reminders to revoke access later. With access requests comes the ability to set the access duration. Approvers can set it and forget it.

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Alternatively, if there’s an incident and an on-call engineer needs access urgently, you can set up on-call auto approvals. Using your on-call service provider, Indent can expedite access according to your security and compliance policies. All access requests and approvals are logged for later review and compliance reporting.

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We’re excited about how using Twingate and Indent together can help change your team. Used together they eliminate bottlenecks and increase security by reducing persistent elevated privileges. You can learn more about the Indent integration on their blog or integration page.

How to deploy Twingate with Indent

Step 1 - Install Indent

Follow the steps to connect Indent to your stack based on which identity provider you’re using with Twingate, whether it’s Google Groups or Okta Groups. An install guide for Twingate is available on the Indent documentation site here.

Step 2 - Configure Groups in Twingate

Indent works with Twingate by managing group membership that is provisioned through your identity provider of choice. For example, if you want to use Google Groups, you can add the Google Workspace Configuration to your Twingate setup and grant certain resources access to groups for Indent to manage. Similarly, you can connect Okta Groups or learn how to connect other identity providers here.

Step 3 - Request access via Indent

Now you’re ready to go! You can either use the /access command in Slack (if connected) or go to access.new in your web browser to request access to Twingate resources via the groups you configured in the last step. To onboard your team, Indent provides an onboarding guide for admins in addition to a new user onboarding guide for users.

Interesting in learning more about how Twingate and Indent can work together? Sign-up here for a demo from our team!


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