Configuration Guide for Cisco Secure ACS 4.2
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Product Documentation

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Notices

OpenSSL/Open SSL Project

License Issues


Preface


Audience

This guide is for security administrators who use Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS), and who set up and maintain network and application security.

Organization

This document contains:

Chapter 1 "Overview of ACS Configuration"—Provides an overview of ACS configuration, including a summary of configuration steps and configuration flowchart that show the sequence of configuration steps.

Chapter 2 "Deploy the Access Control Servers"—Describes factors to consider when deploying ACS, including the access type, network topology, and whether database synchronization and replication are required.

Chapter 3 "Configuring New Features in ACS 4.2"—Describes how to configure the most important new features in ACS 4.2.

Chapter 4 "Using RDBMS Synchronization to Create dACLs and Specify Network Configuration"—Describes how to configure new RDBMS synchronization features in ACS 4.2 and run RDBMS Sync remotely on the ACS Solution Engine.

Chapter 5 "Password Policy Configuration Scenario"—Describes how to configure Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) support when adding administrators.

Chapter 6 "Agentless Host Support Configuration Scenario"—Describes how to configure ACS for agentless host support (MAC authentication bypass).

Chapter 7 "PEAP/EAP-TLS Configuration Scenario"—Describes how to configure ACS for PEAP/EAP-TLS support.

Chapter 8 "Syslog Logging Configuration Scenario"—Describes how to configure ACS to log syslog messages.

Chapter 9 "NAC Configuration Scenario"—Describes how to configure ACS in a Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) and Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) environment.

""—Lists common terms used in ACS.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Item
Convention

Commands, keywords, special terminology, and options that should be selected during procedures

boldface font

Variables for which you supply values and new or important terminology

italic font

Displayed session and system information, paths and file names

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Information you enter

boldface screen font

Variables you enter

italic screen font

Menu items and button names

boldface font

Indicates menu items to select, in the order you select them.

Option > Network Preferences



Tip Identifies information to help you get the most benefit from your product.



Note Means reader take note. Notes identify important information that you should reflect upon before continuing, contain helpful suggestions, or provide references to materials not contained in the document.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage, loss of data, or a potential breach in your network security.


Warning Identifies information that you must heed to prevent damaging yourself, the state of software, or equipment. Warnings identify definite security breaches that will result if the information presented is not followed carefully.

Product Documentation


Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


Table 1 describes the product documentation that is available.

Table 1 ACS 4.2 Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Documentation Guide for Cisco Secure ACS Release 4.2

Shipped with product.

PDF on the product CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/
4.2/roadmap/DGuide42.html

Release Notes for Cisco Secure ACS Release 4.2

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/
release/notes/ACS42_RN.html

Configuration Guide for Cisco Secure ACS Release 4.2

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/
configuration/guide/acs42_config_guide.html

Installation Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows Release 4.2

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/
installation/guide/windows/IGwn42.html

Installation Guide for Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine Release 4.2

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_solution_engine/4.2/
installation/guide/solution_engine/SE42.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine Release 4.2

Shipped with product.

PDF on the product CD-ROM.

On Cisco.com

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_solution_engine/
4.2/regulatory/compliance/RCSI_42.html

Installation and Configuration Guide for Cisco Secure ACS Remote Agents Release 4.2

On Cisco.com: 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_solution_engine/4.2/
installation/guide/remote_agent/RA42.html

Supported and Interoperable Devices and Software Tables for Cisco Secure ACS Solution Engine Release 4.2

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/
device/guide/sdt42.html

Installation and User Guide for Cisco Secure ACS User-Changeable Passwords 4.2

On Cisco.com:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/
installation/guide/user_passwords/ucpNW42.html

Troubleshooting Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control Server

On Cisco.com 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/
cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/
trouble/guide/ACSTrbG42.html

Online Documentation

In the ACS HTML interface, click Online Documentation.

Online Help

In the ACS HTML interface, online help appears in the right-hand frame when you are configuring a feature.


Related Documentation


Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


A set of white papers about ACS are available on Cisco.com at:

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/sqsw/sq/tech/index.shtml

For information on Network Admission Control, various NAC components, and ACS see:

http://www.cisco.com/go/nac

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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Notices

The following notices pertain to this software license.

OpenSSL/Open SSL Project

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/).

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com).

This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).

License Issues

The OpenSSL toolkit stays under a dual license, i.e. both the conditions of the OpenSSL License and the original SSLeay license apply to the toolkit. See below for the actual license texts. Actually both licenses are BSD-style Open Source licenses. In case of any license issues related to OpenSSL please contact openssl-core@openssl.org.

OpenSSL License:

Copyright © 1998-2007 The OpenSSL Project. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgment: "This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)".

4. The names "OpenSSL Toolkit" and "OpenSSL Project" must not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without prior written permission. For written permission, please contact openssl-core@openssl.org.

5. Products derived from this software may not be called "OpenSSL" nor may "OpenSSL" appear in their names without prior written permission of the OpenSSL Project.

6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following acknowledgment:

"This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/)".

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE OpenSSL PROJECT "AS IS"' AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE OpenSSL PROJECT OR ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).

Original SSLeay License:

Copyright © 1995-1998 Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com). All rights reserved.

This package is an SSL implementation written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com).

The implementation was written so as to conform with Netscapes SSL.

This library is free for commercial and non-commercial use as long as the following conditions are adhered to. The following conditions apply to all code found in this distribution, be it the RC4, RSA, lhash, DES, etc., code; not just the SSL code. The SSL documentation included with this distribution is covered by the same copyright terms except that the holder is Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com).

Copyright remains Eric Young's, and as such any Copyright notices in the code are not to be removed. If this package is used in a product, Eric Young should be given attribution as the author of the parts of the library used. This can be in the form of a textual message at program startup or in documentation (online or textual) provided with the package.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

1. Redistributions of source code must retain the copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software must display the following acknowledgement:

"This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric Young (eay@cryptsoft.com)".

The word `cryptographic' can be left out if the routines from the library being used are not cryptography-related.

4. If you include any Windows specific code (or a derivative thereof) from the apps directory (application code) you must include an acknowledgement: "This product includes software written by Tim Hudson (tjh@cryptsoft.com)".

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY ERIC YOUNG "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

The license and distribution terms for any publicly available version or derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be copied and put under another distribution license [including the GNU Public License].