Monthly Archives: February 2013

The concept of IN-sourcing

What is IN-SOURCING? It is a concept somehow the opposite of OUT-SOURCING. What do I mean by that? Well, in OUT-sourcing you pay somebody to do some work for you. In IN-sourcing you pay somebody so you can do all … Continue reading

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An appeal to vendors – educational licence

I’m sure that you like me learn stuff with evaluation licenses for different products. In a way, it’s ok, but me personally have lack of time. Meaning, 30, 60 or 90 days very often is not enough for evaluate or … Continue reading

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Cisco IOS/ACS5.x exec authorization

In this short blog we will see how to set up a router so that users login into it authenticate against ACS 5.x AAA server. After successful authentication, user should be automatically placed into a privilege level of fifteen. As … Continue reading

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Using Active Directory external database with Cisco ACS 5.x

Last time we set up our ACS 5.x to authenticate against RSA SecurID external database. Before we did that we saw how to connect the ACS to the Active Directory (AD). Now, we will use the AD database for authentication, … Continue reading

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Using RSA SecurID external database with Cisco ACS 5.x

In this blog we saw how to connect our ACS 5.x with Microsoft Active Directory (AD) external database. This way we can use existing usernames and passwords to authenticate our users. We also saw that in addition to AD external … Continue reading

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Creating and applying a security profile

By now we have our, let’s call it, a cloud. It looks like this: We have two tenants each of which has one client and one server. Each tenant has a VSG assigned to it from the previous blog. To … Continue reading

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Join Cisco ACS 5.x to Windows Active Directory domain

In this blog we successfully set up a replication between our two ACS servers. We can think about this as a completed installation. We have now ability to add network clients and users and to do AAA – Authentication/Authorization/Accounting using … Continue reading

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