Configure the Cloud Identity Engine as a Mapping Source on the Firewall or Panorama

When you configure the Cloud Identity Engine as a User-ID source, the firewall or Panorama retrieves the group mapping information from the Cloud Identity Engine. You can then use the group information from the Cloud Identity Engine to create and enforce group-based security policy rules. The Cloud Identity Engine retrieves the information for your instance based on your device certificate. It also uses the Palo Alto Networks Services service route, so make sure to allow traffic for this service route or configure a custom service route.
  1. On the firewall, select
    Device
    User Identification
    Cloud Identity Engine
    and
    Add
    a profile.
    On Panorama, to configure the Cloud Identity Engine as a User-ID source for managed devices, select
    Device
    User Identification
    Cloud Identity Engine
    . To configure the Cloud Identity Engine as a User-ID source for Panorama administrators, select
    Panorama
    User Identification
    Cloud Identity Engine
    .
  2. For the
    Instance
    , specify each of the following:
    • Region
      —Select the regional endpoint for your instance.
      The region you select must match the region you select when you activate your Cloud Identity Engine instance.
    • Cloud Identity Engine Instance
      —If you have more than one instance, select the instance you want to use.
    • Domain
      —Select the domain that contains the directories you want to use.
    • Update Interval (min)
      —Enter the number of minutes that you want the firewall to wait between updates from the Cloud Identity Engine app to the firewall (also known as a refresh interval). The default is 60 minutes and the range is 5—1440.
  3. Verify that the profile is
    Enabled
    .
  4. For the
    User Attributes
    , select the format for the
    Primary Username
    . You can optionally select the formats for the
    E-Mail
    and an
    Alternate Username
    . You can configure up to three alternate username formats if your users log in using multiple username formats.
  5. For the
    Group Attributes
    , select the format for the
    Group Name
    .
  6. For the
    Device Attributes
    , select the
    Endpoint Serial Number
    .
    If you are using GlobalProtect and you have enabled Serial Number Check, select the Endpoint Serial Number option to allow the Cloud Identity Engine to collect serial numbers from managed endpoints. This information is used by the GlobalProtect portal to check if the serial number exists in the directory for verification that the endpoint is managed by GlobalProtect.
  7. Click
    OK
    then
    Commit
    your changes.
  8. Configure security policy rules for your users (for example, by specifying one or more users or groups that the firewall retrieves from the Cloud Identity Engine as the
    Source User
    ).
    The firewall collects attributes only for the users and groups that you use in security policy rules, not all users and groups in the directory.
  9. Verify that the firewall has the mapping information from the Cloud Identity Engine.
    1. On the client device, use the browser to access a web page that requires authentication.
    2. Enter your credentials to log in.
    3. On the firewall, use the
      show user ip-user-mapping all
      command to verify that the mapping information is available to the firewall.

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