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Cisco ACS 5.x Use Case: Download Access Control Lists With Anyconnect

In this ACS lab we will expand our small talks to the Download Access Control Lists or DACLs with ASA and Anyconnect. Let us recall our topology: This is the scenario: two groups of users are connecting to the ASA box … Continue reading

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ACS 5.x Use Case: Remote Custom Attributes

In the previous blog, we saw how we can create and use custom attributes. Those attributes were local, which means they are stored in the ACS database, are managed and backed up through the ACS means. We could, of course, … Continue reading

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Cisco ACS 5.x Use Case: Local Custom Attributes

This ACS is fun 🙂 We saw many cool features of the ACS so far. Now let’s talk about custom attributes. What they are and what are we going to use them for. The topology is almost the same. The … Continue reading

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Cisco ACS 5.x Use Case: Authorization and Accounting Commands

I would say that this blog rounds up a story about network device administration. This time we will authorize users to do certain commands and account for what they do. The ACS config is (almost) blank and router config is … Continue reading

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Cisco ACS 5.x Use Case: Authenticating Enable Access Against AAA Server

Ok, last time we configured our ACS server and a router to authenticate users when they try to log in via VTY line. Now we will change a little bit that scenario and make some changes in the ACS toward … Continue reading

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Cisco ACS 5.x Use Case: Authenticating Users Against Internal Database

This is the most simple use case. We will use shown topology for this and some future use cases: We have our internal network comprising of the domain controller, the AAA server and RSA SecurID AM server. On the outside … Continue reading

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Cisco ACS 5.x Inner Working

In previous blogs about ACS 5.x, we saw some examples, such as basic authentications and authorizations. We will  now talk about ACS inner working. Let’s take a look at this picture from Cisco: Now we will explain and illustrate this … Continue reading

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Connecting VMware Workstation and Cisco GNS3 Lab

One of the most fascinating things now days for us network/security/virtualization guys is possibility to carry our labs with us. We go on a business trip and not only we present something with the Power point, but we also demonstrate … 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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