Creates a new session in a bastion. A bastion session lets authorized users connect to a target resource for a predetermined amount of time. The Bastion service recognizes two types of sessions, managed SSH sessions and SSH port forwarding sessions. Managed SSH sessions require that the target resource has an OpenSSH server and the Oracle Cloud Agent both running.


oci bastion session create-port-forwarding [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--bastion-id [text]

The unique identifier (OCID) of the bastion on which to create this session.

Optional Parameters

--display-name [text]

The name of the session.

--from-json [text]

Provide input to this command as a JSON document from a file using the file://path-to/file syntax.

The --generate-full-command-json-input option can be used to generate a sample json file to be used with this command option. The key names are pre-populated and match the command option names (converted to camelCase format, e.g. compartment-id –> compartmentId), while the values of the keys need to be populated by the user before using the sample file as an input to this command. For any command option that accepts multiple values, the value of the key can be a JSON array.

Options can still be provided on the command line. If an option exists in both the JSON document and the command line then the command line specified value will be used.

For examples on usage of this option, please see our “using CLI with advanced JSON options” link:

--key-type [text]

The type of the key used to connect to the session. PUB is a standard public key in OpenSSH format.

Accepted values are:

--max-wait-seconds [integer]

The maximum time to wait for the work request to reach the state defined by --wait-for-state. Defaults to 1200 seconds.

--session-ttl [text]

TTL of the session in seconds.

--ssh-public-key-file [filename]

A file containing ssh public key content for ssh connection.

--target-port [text]

Target resource port to use.

--target-private-ip [text]

Target resource private ip address.

--target-resource-details-target-resource-fqdn [text]

The Fully Qualified Domain Name of the target resource that the session connects to.

--target-resource-id [text]

The OCID of the target resource to connect to.

--wait-for-state [text]

This operation asynchronously creates, modifies or deletes a resource and uses a work request to track the progress of the operation. Specify this option to perform the action and then wait until the work request reaches a certain state. Multiple states can be specified, returning on the first state. For example, --wait-for-state SUCCEEDED --wait-for-state FAILED would return on whichever lifecycle state is reached first. If timeout is reached, a return code of 2 is returned. For any other error, a return code of 1 is returned.

Accepted values are:

--wait-interval-seconds [integer]

Check every --wait-interval-seconds to see whether the work request has reached the state defined by --wait-for-state. Defaults to 30 seconds.