Configure RADIUS Authentication for Panorama Administrators
You can use a RADIUS server to authenticate administrative access to the Panorama web interface. You can also define Vendor-Specific Attributes (VSAs) on the RADIUS server to manage administrator authorization. Using VSAs enables you to quickly change the roles, access domains, and user groups of administrators through your directory service, which is often easier than reconfiguring settings on Panorama.
- Add a RADIUS server profile.The profile defines how Panorama connects to the RADIUS server.
- SelectandPanoramaServer ProfilesRADIUSAdda profile.
- Enter aProfile Nameto identify the server profile.
- Enter aTimeoutinterval in seconds after which an authentication request times out (default is 3; range is 1–20).If you use the server profile to integrate Panorama with an MFA service, enter an interval that gives administrators enough time to respond to the authentication challenge. For example, if the MFA service prompts for a one-time password (OTP), administrators need time to see the OTP on their endpoint device and then enter the OTP in the MFA login page.
- Select theAuthentication Protocol(default isCHAP) that Panorama uses to authenticate to the RADIUS server.SelectCHAPif the RADIUS server supports that protocol; it is more secure thanPAP.
- Addeach RADIUS server and enter the following:
- Nameto identify the server
- RADIUS ServerIP address or FQDN
- Secret/Confirm Secret(a key to encrypt usernames and passwords)
- ServerPortfor authentication requests (default is 1812)
- ClickOKto save the server profile.
- Assign the RADIUS server profile to an authentication profile.The authentication profile defines authentication settings that are common to a set of administrators.
- SelectandPanoramaAuthentication ProfileAdda profile.
- Enter aNameto identify the authentication profile.
- Set theTypetoRADIUS.
- Select theServer Profileyou configured.
- SelectRetrieve user group from RADIUSto collect user group information from VSAs defined on the RADIUS server.Panorama matches the group information against the groups you specify in the Allow List of the authentication profile.
- SelectAdvancedand, in the Allow List,Addthe administrators that are allowed to authenticate with this authentication profile.
- ClickOKto save the authentication profile.
- Configure Panorama to use the authentication profile for all administrators.
- Selectand edit the Authentication Settings.PanoramaSetupManagement
- Select theAuthentication Profileyou configured and clickOK.
- Commit your changes.SelectandCommitCommit to PanoramaCommityour changes.
- Configure the RADIUS server.Refer to your RADIUS server documentation for the specific instructions to perform these steps:
- Add the Panorama IP address or hostname as the RADIUS client.
- Add the administrator accounts.
- Define the vendor code for Panorama (25461) and define the RADIUS VSAs for the role, access domain, and user group of each administrator.For detailed instructions, refer to the following Knowledge Base articles:
- Verify that the RADIUS server performs authentication and authorization for administrators.
- Log in the Panorama web interface using an administrator account that you added to the RADIUS server.
- Verify that you can access only the web interface pages that are allowed for the role you associated with the administrator.
- In theMonitor,Policies, andObjectstabs, verify that you can access only the device groups that are allowed for the access domain you associated with the administrator.
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