Enable Two-Factor Authentication Using Smart Cards
If you want to enable your end users to authenticate using a smart card or common access card (CAC), you must import the Root CA certificate that issued the certificates contained on the end user CAC or smart cards onto the portal and gateway. You can then create a certificate profile that includes that Root CA and apply it to your portal and/or gateway configurations to enable use of the smart card in the authentication process.
- Set up your smart card infrastructure.This procedure assumes that you have deployed smart cards and smart card readers to your end users.For specific instructions, refer to the documentation for the user authentication provider software.In most cases, setting up the smart card infrastructure involves the generating of certificates for end users and for the participating servers, which are the GlobalProtect portal and gateway(s) in this use case.
- Import the Root CA certificate that issued the client certificates contained on the end user smart cards.Make sure the certificate is accessible from your management system and then complete the following steps:
- Select.DeviceCertificate ManagementCertificatesDevice Certificates
- ClickImportand enter aCertificate Name.
- Enter the path and name to theCertificate Filereceived from the CA, orBrowseto find the file.
- SelectBase64 Encoded Certificate (PEM)as theFile Formatand then clickOKto import the certificate.
- Create the certificate profile.For details on other certificate profile fields, such as whether to use CRL or OCSP, refer to the online help.Create the certificate profile on each portal/gateway on which you plan to use CAC or smart card authentication:
- Selectand clickDeviceCertificate ManagementCertificate ProfileAddand enter a profileName.
- In theUsernamefield, select the certificate field that PAN-OS uses to match the IP address for User-ID, eitherSubjectto use a common name,Subject Alt: Emailto use an email address, orSubject Alt: Principal Nameto use the Principal Name.
- In theCA Certificatesfield, clickAdd, select the trusted rootCA Certificateyou imported in 2 and then clickOK.
- ClickOKto save the certificate profile.
- SelectorNetworkGlobalProtectGatewaysPortalsand select the configuration (orAdda new one).
- On theAuthenticationtab, select theCertificate Profileyou just created.
- ClickOKto save the configuration.
- Save the configuration.ClickCommit.
- Verify the configuration.From a client system running the GlobalProtect agent, try to connect to a gateway or portal on which you set up smart card-enabled authentication. When prompted, insert your smart card and verify that you can successfully authenticate to GlobalProtect.
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