Policy Object: Authentication
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Policy Object: Authentication

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Policy Object: Authentication

Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • NGFW (Cloud Managed)
  • NGFW (PAN-OS & Panorama Managed)
  • Prisma Access (Cloud Management)
  • Prisma Access (Panorama Managed)
Check for any license or role requirements for the products you're using:
  • Prisma Access
    license or AIOps for NGFW license
An authentication enforcement object specifies the method and service to use for authenticating end users who access your network resources. You assign the object to Authentication policy rules, which invoke the authentication method and service when traffic matches a rule.
The following are the predefined, read-only authentication enforcement objects:
  • default-browser-challenge
    —The user authentication credentials are transparently obtained. If you select this action, you must enable Kerberos Single Sign-On (SSO) or NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication when you configure the Authentication Portal. If Kerberos SSO authentication fails, the falls back is the NTLM authentication. If you did not configure NTLM, or NTLM authentication fails, then the fall back is to the authentication method specified in the predefined default-web-form object.
  • default-web-form
    —To authenticate users, the certificate profile or authentication profile you specified when configuring the Authentication Portal is used. If you specified an authentication profile, any Kerberos SSO settings in the profile is used and an Authentication Portal page is presented for the user to enter authentication credentials.
  • default-no-captive-portal
    —Security policy is authenticated without authenticating users.
Before creating a custom authentication enforcement object:
  • Configure a server profile that specifies how to connect to the authentication service.
  • Assign the server profile to an authentication profile that specifies authentication settings such as Kerberos single sign-on parameters.
To configure authentication, go to:
  • Manage
    Configuration
    NGFW and
    Prisma Access
    Identity Services
    Authentication
    on Cloud Managed deployments.
  • POLICIES
    Authentication
    on PAN-OS and Panorama Managed deployments.
A custom authentication enforcement object, consists of the following fields:
Authentication Enforcement Settings
Description
Name
Enter a descriptive name (up to 31 characters) to help you identify the object when defining Authentication rules. The name is case-sensitive and must be unique. Use only letters, numbers, spaces, hyphens, and underscores.
Shared (
Panorama only
)
Select this option if you want the object to be available to:
  • Every virtual system (vsys) on a multi-vsys. If you clear this selection, the object will be available only to the
    Virtual System
    selected in the
    Objects
    tab.
  • Every device group on Panorama. If you clear this selection, the object will be available only to the
    Device Group
    selected in the
    Objects
    tab.
Disable override (
Panorama only
)
Select this option to prevent administrators from overriding the settings of this authentication enforcement object in device groups that inherit the object. This selection is cleared by default, which means administrators can override the settings for any device group that inherits the object.
Authentication Method
Select a method:
  • browser-challenge
    —The user authentication credentials is transparently obtained. If you select this action, the
    Authentication Profile
    you select must have Kerberos SSO enabled.
  • web-form
    —To authenticate users, the certificate profile you specified when configuring the Authentication portal or the
    Authentication Profile
    you select in the authentication enforcement object is used. If you select an
    Authentication Profile
    , any Kerberos SSO settings in the profile is ignored and an Authentication Portal page for the user to enter authentication credentials is presented.
  • no-captive-portal
    —The Security policy is evaluated without authenticating users.
Authentication Profile
Select the authentication profile that specifies the service to use for validating the identities of users.
Message
Enter instructions that tell users how to respond to the first authentication challenge that they see when their traffic triggers the Authentication rule. The message displays in the
Authentication Portal Comfort Page
. If you don’t enter a message, the default
Authentication Portal Comfort Page
displays.
The
Authentication Portal Comfort Page
is displayed only for the first authentication challenge (factor), which you define in the
Authentication
tab of the Authentication profile. For multi-factor authentication (MFA) challenges that you define in the
Factors
tab of the profile, the
MFA Login Page
is displayed.

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