Configure Local Database Authentication
You can configure a user database that is local to the firewall to authenticate administrators who access the firewall web interface and to authenticate end users who access applications through Captive Portal or GlobalProtect. Perform the following steps to configure Local Authentication with a local database.
- Add the user account to the local database.
- Selectand clickDeviceLocal User DatabaseUsersAdd.
- Enter a userNamefor the administrator.
- Enter aPasswordandConfirm Passwordor enter aPassword Hash.
- Enablethe account (enabled by default) and clickOK.
- Add the user group to the local database.Required if your users require group membership.
- Selectand clickDeviceLocal User DatabaseUser GroupsAdd.
- Enter aNameto identify the group.
- Addeach user who is a member of the group and clickOK.
- The authentication profile defines authentication settings that are common to a set of users. Set the authenticationTypetoLocal Database.
- Assign the authentication profile to an administrator account or to an Authentication policy rule for end users.
- Administrators—Configure a Firewall Administrator Account:Specify theNameof a user you defined earlier in this procedure.Assign theAuthentication Profilethat you configured for the account.
- End users—For the full procedure to configure authentication for end users, see Configure Authentication Policy.
- Verify that the firewall can Test Authentication Server Connectivity to authenticate users.
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