Cisco Secure ACS Server 

Deployment Guide 

CS-ACS 5.X  


 Covering Detailed Scenario based Step-By-Step Tutorials







"Learn Cisco Secure ACS 5.X with detailed Lab Scenarios "

 Cisco Secure ACS 5.2/5.3/5.4/5.5 Features

A core component of the Cisco TrustSec solution, Cisco Secure ACS 5.X is a next-generation policy platform providing RADIUS and TACACS+ services. It supports the increasingly complex policies needed to meet today's new demands for access control management and compliance. Cisco Secure ACS provides central management of access policies for device administration and wireless and wired 802.1x network access scenarios.


Cisco ® Secure Access Control System (ACS) ties together an enterprise's network access policy and identity strategy. Cisco Secure ACS is the world's most trusted enterprise access and policy platform, deployed by 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies.    

PRODUCTS COVERED

    Cisco Secure ACS 5.2/5.3/5.3/5.4 Linux Based Appliance
  Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 8.X
  Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) Platfrom
  Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN Client 2.X/3.X
  Cisco VPN Client for EasyVPN/RemoteAccess VPN
 Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Server

Table Of Contents :


Check Introduction to Cisco Secure ACS Linux Based Appliance Model
Check  Basic Installation & Configuration of Cisco Secure ACS 5.X as a Virtualized Appliance (VMware)
Check  Installing/Activating a Backup Server for High Availability & Understanding Local Mode Operations on a single ACS Instance
Check  Integrating Cisco Secure ACS with External Identity Stores i.e Active Directory Domain & Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Check  Understanding difference between AAA Server based authentication/authorization & Local database on scenario by scenario basis
Check Learn Complex Administrative Tasks as well as day-to-day Operations and maintenance tasks
Check  Understand Privilege Levels , Command Authorization , AD attributes Group Mapping , Authorization Profiles , Shell Profiles , Command Sets , Downloadable ACLs etc.
Check

 Enabling Logging for Passed & Failed Authentication & verifying troubleshooting AAA based authentication on various levels

Check Understand Configuring IOS Auth-Proxy for Authorization using RADIUS & TACACS+
Check

 Configuring IPSec Remote Access VPN for XAuth & Group based authentication via AAA

Check  Configuring IOS EzVPN Server using legacy method as well as newer VTI method to authenticate users with Cisco VPN Client
Check

 Configuring IOS SSL VPN i.e WebVPN & AnyConnect VPN Sessions using ACS Server

Check

Configuring Privilege Levels & Command Authorization on ASA via AAA

Check

 Using Cut-through Proxy on ASA for Authentication/Authorization using RADIUS & TACACS+

Check  Using IEEE 802.1X  to provide Port-Based Access Control Using Authentication ( EAP-MD5 , PEAP ,  EAP-TLS etc)
Check  Configuring MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) for Clientless Devices i.e.
 IP Phones / Printers / Peripheral Device
Check Understanding & Triggering Change Of Authorization (CoA) on Cisco Secure ACS 5.X
Check Enterprise Certificate Authority Installation in Windows 2008 R2 Server

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  • Scenarios/Technology based Detailed Labs :


    Check  Basic Installation & configuration of Cisco Secure ACS 5.X as a Virtualized Appliance (VMware)
    Check  Installing/Activating a Backup Server for High Availability (HA)
    Check  Integrating Cisco Secure ACS with Active Directory (AD) Domain
    Check  Integrating Cisco Secure ACS with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
    Check  Assigning Privilege Levels in IOS to Users for Device Administration via LOCAL database authentication
    Check  Assigning Privilege Levels in IOS to Users Device Administration via AAA Server (TACACS)

    Check  Authenticating & Authorizing  Users for Command Authorization in IOS  via AAA (TACACS)
                      
    Check

     Authenticating Users for HTTP & SDM Access to a Cisco Router via LOCAL database 

    Check  Authenticating Users for HTTP & SDM Access to a Cisco Router via AAA Server (TACACS)
                       
    Check

    Using IOS Authentication Proxy to restrict access based on User Profiles via Authorization Profile (RADIUS)
                       

    Check  Using IOS Authentication Proxy to restrict access based on User Profiles via Shell Profiles (TACACS)
                       
    Check

     Using IOS EzVPN Server(legacy method) with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment

                       *     LOCAL for XAuth , LOCAL for group
    Check

     Using IOS EzVPN Server(legacy method) with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment (RADIUS)

                       *     RADIUS for XAuth , LOCAL for group               
    Check

     Using IOS EzVPN Server(legacy method) with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment  (RADIUS)             

                       *     RADIUS for XAuth , RADIUS for group
                   

    Check

     Using IOS EzVPN Server (new method – VTI) with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment (RADIUS)

                       *     LOCAL for XAuth , LOCAL for group
    Check

     Using IOS EzVPN Server (new method – VTI) with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment (RADIUS)

                       *     RADIUS for XAuth , LOCAL for group
                       
    Check

     Using IOS EzVPN Server (new method – VTI) with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment (RADIUS)            

                       *     RADIUS for XAuth , RADIUS for group
                       

    Check

     Authenticating IOS based SSL VPN (WebVPN) Sessions using LOCAL database

    Check Authenticating IOS based SSL VPN (WebVPN) Sessions using ACS Server (RADIUS) 
    Check Authenticating IOS based SSL VPN (AnyConnect VPN) Sessions using LOCAL database
    Check Authenticating IOS based SSL VPN (AnyConnect VPN) Sessions using ACS Server (RADIUS)
                      
    Check

     Assigning Privilege Levels to Users on ASA

    Check Authenticating & Authorizing  Users for Command Authorization in ASA  via AAA (TACACS)
                
    Check Using Cut-through Proxy on ASA for Authentication Only (TACACS)
                       
    Check Using Cut-through Proxy on ASA for Authentication/Authorization via AAA (TACACS)
                      
    Check Using Cut-through Proxy on ASA for Authentication/Authorization via AAA (RADIUS)
       
    Check
    Using IEEE 802.1X  to provide Port-Based Access Control Using Authentication
    Check  Configuring IEEE 802.1X Authentication on a Catalyst Switch & Cisco Secure ACS 5.X using Protected EAP (PEAP) for authentication (dynamic VLAN assignment )
                       *    AAA Server : Authorization Profile : RADIUS
    Check  Configuring IEEE 802.1X Authentication on a Catalyst Switch & Cisco Secure ACS 5.X using EAP - MD5 for authentication (dynamic VLAN assignment )
                       *    AAA Server : Authorization Profile : RADIUS
    Check  Configuring MAC Authentication Bypass (MAB) for Clientless Devices i.e. IP Phones / Printers / Peripheral Devices
    Check  Triggering Change Of Authorization (CoA) from Cisco Secure ACS 5.X
    Check Enterprise Certificate Authority Installation in Windows 2008 R2 Server
    Check Configuring IPSec Remote Access VPN on ASA with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment
                       *     LOCAL for XAuth , LOCAL for group
    Check Configuring IPSec Remote Access VPN on ASA with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment (RADIUS)
                       *     RADIUS for XAuth , LOCAL for group
                       
    Check Configuring IPSec Remote Access VPN on ASA with Cisco VPN Client for user authentication & group policy assignment (RADIUS)
                       *     RADIUS for XAuth , RADIUS for group
                       
     
    Check Certificate Installation on Cisco Secure ACS (using CA Server )
    Check External RADIUS Server integration on Cisco Secure ACS 
    Check  & Many MORE !!!

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    Advanced Tutorials :


    Check ADVANCED #1: Learn to Setup Windows 2008 Server for Active Directory Domain & Integrate Cisco Secure ACS with AD Domain for user based authentication
    Check ADVANCED #2: Learn to Setup Certificate Authority (CA) Server & configure ACS to retrieve Certificate from CA Server
    Check ADVANCED #3: Configure Cisco Secure ACS to integrate with LDAP server & retrieve group attributes
    Check ADVANCED #4: Learn Administrative Tasks , viewing Log Reports for passed/failed authentication & various Access Policies for Device Administration & Network Access

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