Set Up Access to the GlobalProtect Portal

After you have completed the Prerequisite Tasks for Configuring the GlobalProtect Portal, configure the GlobalProtect portal as follows:
  1. Add the portal.
    1. Select NetworkGlobalProtectPortals and click Add.
    2. On the General page, enter a Name for the portal. The name cannot contain spaces.
    3. (Optional) Select the virtual system to which this portal belongs from the Location field.
  2. Specify network settings to enable agents to communicate with the portal.
    If you have not yet created the network interface for the portal, see Create Interfaces and Zones for GlobalProtect for instructions. If you have not yet created an SSL/TLS service profile for the portal, see Deploy Server Certificates to the GlobalProtect Components.
    Do not attach an interface management profile that allows HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, or SSH on the interface where you have configured a GlobalProtect portal or gateway because this enables access to your management interface from the Internet. Follow the Best Practices for Securing Administrative Access to ensure that you are securing administrative access to your firewalls in a way that will prevent successful attacks.
    1. Select the Interface.
    2. Specify the IP Address Type and IP address for the portal web service:
      • The IP address type can be IPv4 (for IPv4 traffic only), IPv6 (for IPv6 traffic only, or IPv4 and IPv6. Use IPv4 and IPv6 if your network supports dual stack configurations, where IPv4 and IPv6 run at the same time.
      • The IP address must be compatible with the IP address type. For example, 172.16.1/0 for IPv4 addresses or 21DA:D3:0:2F3B for IPv6 addresses. For dual stack configurations, enter both an IPv4 and IPv6 address.
    3. Select an SSL/TLS Service Profile.
  3. Disable the login page entirely or choose your own login page or help page. Although optional, a custom login or help page lets you decide on the look and content of the pages. See Customize the GlobalProtect Portal Login, Welcome, and Help Pages.
    • Choose a Portal Login Page for user access to the portal or import a new one, or Disable access to the GlobalProtect portal login page from a web browser.
    • Choose a App Help Page to assist the user with GlobalProtect or import a new one.
  4. Specify how the portal authenticates the users.
    If you have not yet created a server certificate for the portal and issued gateway certificates, see Deploy Server Certificates to the GlobalProtect Components.
    On the GlobalProtect Portal Configuration dialog, select Authentication, and then configure any of the following:
    • To secure communication between the portal and the agents, select the SSL/TLS Service Profile you configured for the portal.
    • To authenticate users using a local user database or an external authentication service, such as LDAP, Kerberos, TACACS+, SAML, or RADIUS (including OTP), Define the GlobalProtect Client Authentication Configurations.
  5. Save the portal configuration.
    1. Click OK to save the settings and close the GlobalProtect Portal Configuration dialog.
    2. Commit the changes.

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