Access Domains

Access domains control administrative access to specific Device Groups and templates, and also control the ability to switch context to the web interface of managed firewalls. Access domains apply only to administrators with Device Group and Template roles. Mapping Administrative Roles to access domains enables very granular control over the information that administrators access on Panorama. For example, consider a scenario where you configure an access domain that includes all the device groups for firewalls in your data centers and you assign that access domain to an administrator who is allowed to monitor data center traffic but who is not allowed to configure the firewalls. In this case, you would map the access domain to a role that enables all monitoring privileges but disables access to device group settings. Additionally, Device Group and Template admins can perform administrative tasks for managed firewalls in their access domain such as viewing the configuration and system logs, perform configuration audits, review pending tasks, and directly access firewall operations such as reboot, generating a tech support file, executing a stats dump, and exporting a core file.
You configure access domains in the local Panorama configuration and then assign them to administrative accounts and roles. You can perform the assignment locally or use an external SAML, TACACS+, or RADIUS server. Using an external server enables you to quickly reassign access domains through your directory service instead of reconfiguring settings on Panorama. To use an external server, you must define a server profile that enables Panorama to access the server. You must also define Vendor-Specific Attributes (VSAs) on the RADIUS or TACACS+ server, or SAML attributes on the SAML IdP server.
For example, if you use a RADIUS server, you would define a VSA number and value for each administrator. The value defined has to match the access domain configured on Panorama. When an administrator tries to log in to Panorama, Panorama queries the RADIUS server for the administrator access domain and attribute number. Based on the response from the RADIUS server, the administrator is authorized for access and is restricted to the firewalls, virtual systems, device groups, and templates that are assigned to the access domain.
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