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 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 authentication provider software.In most cases, the smart card infrastructure setup involves the generating of certificates for end users and participating servers, which are the GlobalProtect portal and gateway(s) in this use case.
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, and then Import a certificate.
- Enter a Certificate Name.
- Enter the path and name of the Certificate File received from the CA, or Browse to locate the file.
- Select Base64 Encoded Certificate (PEM) from the File Format drop-down, and then click OK to import the certificate.
- Create the certificate profile on each portal/gateway
on which you plan to use CAC or smart card authentication.For details on other certificate profile fields, such as whether to use CRL or OCSP, refer to the online help.
- Select DeviceCertificate ManagementCertificate Profile.
- Select an existing certificate profile or Add a new one.
- Enter a Name for the certificate profile.
- Select the certificate Username Field that PAN-OS uses to match the IP address for User-ID–either Subject to use a common name, Subject Alt: Email to use an email address, or Subject Alt: Principal Name to use the Principal Name.
- In the CA Certificates area, Add the trusted root CA certificate you imported in step 2 to the certificate profile. When prompted, select the CA Certificate, and then click OK.
- Click OK to save the certificate profile.
- Assign the certificate profile to the portal or gateway.
This step describes how to add the certificate profile to the portal
or gateway configuration. For details on setting up these components,
Portals and GlobalProtect
- Select NetworkGlobalProtectPortals or Gateways
- Select an existing portal or gateway configuration or Add a new one.
- On the GlobalProtect Gateway Configuration dialog, select Authentication.
- Select the Certificate Profile you just created.
- Click OK to save the configuration.
- Commit the configuration.
- Verify the configuration.From an endpoint running the GlobalProtect app, try to connect to the 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.
Client Certificate Authentication
Client Certificate Authentication For enhanced security, you can configure the portal or gateway to use a client certificate to obtain the username and authenticate the ...
Remote Access VPN with Two-Factor Authentication
Remote Access VPN with Two-Factor Authentication If you configure a GlobalProtect portal or gateway with an authentication profile and a certificate profile (which together can ...
GlobalProtect Certificate Best Practices
GlobalProtect Certificate Best Practices The following table summarizes the SSL/TLS certificates you will need, depending on which features you plan to use: Certificate Usage Issuing ...
Deploy Machine Certificates for Authentication
Deploy Machine Certificates for Authentication To confirm that the endpoint belongs to your organization, use your own public-key infrastructure (PKI) to issue and distribute machine ...
Define the GlobalProtect Client Authentication Configurations
Define the GlobalProtect Client Authentication Configurations Each GlobalProtect client authentication configuration specifies the settings that enable the user to authenticate with the GlobalProtect portal. You ...
Deploy Server Certificates to the GlobalProtect Components
Deploy Server Certificates to the GlobalProtect Components The following table shows the best practice steps for deploying SSL/TLS certificates to the GlobalProtect components: Import a ...
Set Up Two-Factor Authentication
Set Up Two-Factor Authentication If you require strong authentication to protect sensitive assets or comply with regulatory requirements, such as PCI, SOX, or HIPAA, configure ...
How Does the App Know Which Certificate to Supply?
How Does the App Know Which Certificate to Supply? When you configure GlobalProtect to use client certificates for authentication on macOS or Windows endpoints, GlobalProtect ...
Remote Access VPN (Certificate Profile)
Remote Access VPN (Certificate Profile) With certificate authentication, the user must present a valid client certificate that identifies them to the GlobalProtect portal or gateway. ...