Role-Based Access Control

Role-based access control (RBAC) enables you to define the privileges and responsibilities of administrative users (administrators). Every administrator must have a user account that specifies a role and authentication method. Administrative Roles define access to specific configuration settings, logs, and reports within Panorama and firewall contexts. For Device Group and Template administrators, you can map roles to Access Domains, which define access to specific device groups, templates, and firewalls (through context switching). By combining each access domain with a role, you can enforce the separation of information among the functional or regional areas of your organization. For example, you can limit an administrator to monitoring activities for data center firewalls but allow that administrator to set policies for test lab firewalls. By default, every Panorama appliance (virtual appliance or M-Series appliance) has a predefined administrative account (admin) that provides full read-write access (superuser access) to all functional areas and to all device groups, templates, and firewalls. For each administrator, you can define an authentication profile that determines how Panorama verifies user access credentials.
Instead of using the default account for all administrators, it is a best practice to create a separate administrative account for each person who needs access to the administrative or reporting functions on Panorama. This provides better protection against unauthorized configuration changes and enables Panorama to log and identify the actions of each administrator.

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