User Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.0
Understanding My Workspace
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Understanding My Workspace

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Understanding My Workspace

Welcome Page

Task Guides

My Account Page

Understanding My Workspace

The My Workspace drawer contains:

Welcome Page

My Account Page

Welcome Page

The Welcome page appears when you start ACS, and provides shortcuts to common ACS tasks, and links to information.

You can return at any time during your ACS session to this page; choose My Workspace > Welcome.

Table 5-1 Welcome Page 

Before You Begin

This section contains a link to a section that describes the ACS policy model and associated terminology.

Getting Started

The links in this section launch ACS Task Guides, which provide step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish ACS tasks.

Quick Start

Opens the Task Guide for the Quick Start scenario. These steps guide you through a minimal system setup to get ACS going quickly in a lab, evaluation, or demonstration environment.

Initial System Setup

Opens the Task Guide for initial system setup. This scenario guides you through the steps that are required to set up ACS for operation as needed; many steps are optional.

Policy Setup Steps

Opens the Task Guide for policy setup. This scenario guides you through the steps that are required to set up ACS policies.

New in ACS 5

The options in this section link to topics in the ACS online help. Click an option to open the online help window, which displays information for the selected topic. Use the links in the online help topics and in the Contents pane of the online help to view more information about ACS features and tasks.

Tutorials & Other Resources

Provides links to:

Introduction & Overview video.

Configuration guide in PDF format that provides step-by-step instructions for common ACS scenarios.

Task Guides

From the My Workspace drawer, you can access Tasks Guides. Clicking on any of the task guides opens a frame on the right side of the web interface containing step-by-step instructions as well as links to additional information. ACS provides the following task guides:

Quick Start—Lists the minimal steps required to get ACS up and running quickly.

Initial System Setup—Lists the required steps to set up ACS for basic operation, including information about which steps are optional.

Policy Setup Steps—Lists the required steps to define ACS access control policies.

NAC-RADIUS Setup—Provides guidance for setting up ACS for NAC-RADIUS solution operation.

My Account Page

Use the My Account page to update and change the administrator password for the administrator that is currently logged in to ACS.

To display this page, select My Workspace > My Account.

Table 5-2 My Account Page 



Read-only fields that display information about the currently logged-in administrator:

Administrator name


Email address, if it is available

Change Password

Displays rules for password definition. according to the password policy.

To change your password:

1. In the Password field, enter your current password.

2. In the New Password field, enter a new password.

3. In the Confirm Password field, enter again your new password.

Assigned Roles

Displays the roles that are assigned to the currently logged-in administrator.

Related Topics

Configuring Password Policies, page 14-7

Changing the Administrator Password, page 14-8