Map IP Addresses to Usernames Using Captive Portal

When a user initiates web traffic (HTTP or HTTPS) that matches an Authentication Policy rule, the firewall prompts the user to authenticate through Captive Portal. This ensures that you know exactly who is accessing your most sensitive applications and data. Based on user information collected during authentication, the firewall creates a new IP address-to-username mapping or updates the existing mapping for that user. This method of user mapping is useful in environments where the firewall cannot learn mappings through other methods such as monitoring servers. For example, you might have users who are not logged in to your monitored domain servers, such as users on Linux clients.

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