Identity Redistribution

So that you can enforce your security policy consistently, Prisma Access shares identity data that GlobalProtect discovers locally across your entire Prisma Access environment. Prisma Access can also share identity data with on-premises devices at remote network sites or service connection sites (HQ and data centers).
For Prisma Access Cloud Management, we’ve enabled some identity data redistribution by default, and for what’s left, we’ve made the configuration to enable redistribution very simple (just select a checkbox to select what data you want to share).
From the Identity Distribution dashboard, you can see how identity data is being shared and manage data redistribution (
Manage
Configuration
Identity Services
Identity Redistribution
.
Identity data that you can redistribute includes:
  • HIP data
  • IP-address-to-tag mappings
  • IP-address-to-user mappings
  • User-to-tag mappings
  • Quarantined devices
Get started with identity redistribution:

How Identity Redistribution Works

For mobile users to access a resource at a remote network location or HQ/data center that’s secured by a device with user-based policies, you must redistribute the identity data from the Prisma Access mobile users and users at remote networks to that on-premises device.
When the users connect to Prisma Access, Prisma Access collects the user’s identity data and stores it.
The following example shows two mobile users that have an existing IP address-to-username mapping in Prisma Access. Prisma Access then redistributes this mapping by way of a service connection to the on-premises devices that’s securing the HQ/data center.
Prisma Access Cloud Management automatically enables service connections to work as identity redistribution agents (also called User-ID agents).

Set Up Identity Redistribution

  • Confirm Your Service Connection Setup
    If you haven’t yet set up a service connection for your HQ or data centers, begin by configuring a service connection. A service connection is required for Prisma Access to share identity data across your environment; Prisma Access automatically enables service connections to work as redistribution agents.A newly-created service connection site will be ready to be used as a redistribution agent when you see that it's been assigned a User-ID Agent Address (Prisma Access does this automatically, and it'll just take a few minutes). Go to
    Manage
    Configuration
    Identity Services
    Identity Redistribution
    and set the configuration scope to
    Service Connections
    to verify the service connection User-ID agent details.
  • Send Identity Data from Prisma Access to On-Premises Devices
    The service connection’s User-ID agent information is all you need to configure Prisma Access to distribute identity data to on-premises devices.
    Go to
    Manage
    Configuration
    Identity Services
    Identity Redistribution
    and set the configuration scope to
    Service Connections
    to get the service connection User-ID agent details.
    Use these details to configure Prisma Access as a data redistribution agent on Panorama or a next-gen firewall.
  • Send Identity Data from On-Premises Devices to Prisma Access
    Add on-premises devices to Prisma Access as redistribution agents; the devices you add will be able to distribute identity data to Prisma Access.
    • From devices at remote network sites:
      Go to the
      Identity Redistribution
      dashboard, set the configuration scope to
      Remote Networks
      , and
      Add Agent
      . In addition to specifying the host details, select the type of data the device shares with Prisma Access. Optional settings include the name and a pre-shared key for the device.
    • From devices at service connection sites:
      Go to the
      Identity Redistribution
      dashboard, set the configuration scope to
      Service Connections
      , and
      Add Agent
      . In addition to specifying the host details, select the type of data the device shares with Prisma Access. Optional settings include the name and a pre-shared key for the device.
  • Distribute Identity Data Across Your Prisma Access Environment
    On the
    Identity Redistribution
    dashboard,
    Edit
    the diagram to specify the identity data you want to collect from each source and share across Prisma Access.
  • To activate your changes, push the configuration to Prisma Access

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