This document describes how to access the Cisco Secure Access Control
Server (ACS) remotely, with administrative privileges, through a web
This document assumes that Cisco Secure ACS is installed and works
The information in this document is based on the Cisco Secure ACS for
Microsoft Windows with software verion 3.x and later.
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
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Remote administrative sessions require that you log in with a valid
administrator name and password, as configured in the Administration Control
section. If the Allow automatic local login check box is
unchecked on the Sessions Policy Setup page, ACS requires a valid administrator
name and password for administrative sessions accessed from a web browser on
the computer that runs ACS as well.
From the computer that runs ACS, complete these steps:
Open a web browser.
Note: Determine whether a supported web browser is installed on the
computer you want to use to access the web interface. If not, install a
supported web browser, or use a computer that already has a supported web
browser installed. Refer to
Notes for Cisco Secure ACS for a list of supported browsers. Because the
web interface uses Java in a few places, the computer used to access the web
interface must have a Java Virtual Machine available.
In the Address or Location bar in the web browser, type the
applicable URL. You can access the ACS web interface with one of these uniform
resource locators (URLs):
http://127.0.0.1:2002 [or] http://localhost:2002
Note: IP address is the dotted decimal IP address, and hostname is the
hostname of the server that runs ACS. If you use the hostname, DNS must
function properly on your network, or the hostname must be listed in the local
hosts file of the computer that runs the browser.
If ACS is configured to use SSL in order to protect administrative
sessions, you must specify the HTTPS protocol in the URLs:
https://127.0.0.1:2002 [or] https://localhost:2002
Configure Remote Administrative Session:
As mentioned earlier, the ACS login page appears only if the
Allow automatic local login check box is unchecked on the
Sessions Policy Setup page in the Administration Control section, as
In this scenario, you are prompted for Username and Password, as
In the Username box, type a valid ACS administrator
In the Password box, type the password for the administrator
name you specified.
Once you access the server on the local machine, choose
Administration Control, and then click Add
Administrator in order to create an administrative account, as
Now, you can access the ACS server remotely, as