Objects > Authentication
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 (see Policies > Authentication).
The firewall has the following predefined, read-only authentication enforcement objects:
- default-browser-challenge—The firewall transparently obtains user authentication credentials. If you select this action, you must enable Kerberos Single Sign-On (SSO) or NT LAN Manager (NTLM) authentication when you configure Authentication Portal . If Kerberos SSO authentication fails, the firewall falls back to NTLM authentication. If you did not configure NTLM, or NTLM authentication fails, the firewall falls back to the authentication method specified in the predefineddefault-web-formobject.
- default-web-form—To authenticate users, the firewall uses the certificate profile or authentication profile you specified when configuring Authentication Portal . If you specified an authentication profile, the firewall ignores any Kerberos SSO settings in the profile and presents an Authentication Portal page for the user to enter authentication credentials.
- default-no-captive-portal—The firewall evaluates Security policy without authenticating users.
Before creating a custom authentication enforcement object:
To create a custom authentication enforcement object, click
Addand complete the following fields:
Authentication Enforcement Settings
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.
Select this option if you want the object to be available to:
Disable override (
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.
Select a method:
Select the authentication profile that specifies the service to use for validating the identities of users.
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 Pagedisplays (see Device > Response Pages).
The firewall displays the
Authentication Portal Comfort Pageonly for the first authentication challenge (factor), which you define in the
Authenticationtab of the
Authentication Profile(see Device > Authentication Profile). For multi-factor authentication (MFA) challenges that you define in the
Factorstab of the profile, the firewall displays the
MFA Login Page.
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