Ephemeral SSH Sessions

Enclave provides access to ephemeral Containers via the aptible ssh command.

Those sessions create an ephemeral Container configured identically to your App Containers, so they’re convenient to access a management console, run ad-hoc jobs, etc.

However, keep in mind that these Containers are ephemeral in nature. Unlike regular Containers, they won’t be restarted when they crash. Also, if your connection to Enclave drops, the remote Container will be terminated.


When you create a SSH session using aptible ssh, you’re logging in to an ephemeral container. You are not logging to one of your running app containers.

This means that running commands like ps won’t reflect what’s actually running in your App Containers, and that files that exist in you App Containers will not be present in the ephemeral session.