User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Conventions

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


Modified: October 1, 2013

This guide describes how to use Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.2.

Audience

This guide is for security administrators who use ACS, and who set up and maintain network and application security.

Document Conventions

This guide uses the convention whereby the symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control. For example, the key combination ^z means hold down the Control key while you press the key.

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Examples that contain system prompts denote interactive sessions, indicating the commands that you should enter at the prompt. The system prompt indicates the current level of the EXEC command interpreter. For example, the prompt Router> indicates that you should be at the user level, and the prompt Router# indicates that you should be at the privileged level. Access to the privileged level usually requires a password.

Commands and keywords are in boldface font.

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

Elements in square brackets ([ ]) are optional.

Alternative keywords of which you must choose one are grouped in braces ({}) and separated by vertical bars (|).

Examples use these conventions:

Terminal sessions and sample console screen displays are in screen font.

Information you enter is in boldface screen font.

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets (< >).

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets ([]).

An exclamation point (!) at the beginning of a line indicates a comment line.


Caution Means reader be careful. You are capable of doing something that might result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Timesaver Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.



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.


Documentation Updates

lists the updates to the User Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2.

Table 1 Updates to the User Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

Date
Description

10/01/2013

Fixed the following bugs:

CSCuh90646

CSCuj24445

09/17/2012

Updated theViewing and Editing Alarms in Your Inbox with list of all alarm messages.

04/02/2012

Updated the Attribute type with the ACS Reserved attributes in Table 18-10.

02/02/2012

Fixed the bug CSCtw41634 by adding a note in to the section Configuring an AD Identity Store.

01/05/2012

Updated the Property Data Type of the content for the Object Downloadable ACLs in the Table 5-9.

5/26/2011

Updated the following:

"Microsoft AD" section.

"Configuring SNMP Preferences" section.

5/16/2011

Added a tip in the "Configuring Network Access Authorization Rule Properties" section.

Added footnote in Table 14-7.

Added a note in the "Downloading Sample Python Scripts" section.

3/3/2011

Updated the document according to the bug CSCtl20585.

Updated the reset command in the "Reject Remote Administration from a Select List of IP Addresses" section.

Added a note in the "Creating, Duplicating, and Editing External RADIUS Servers" section

Added a note in the "Downloading Sample Python Scripts" section.

11/25/2010

Added a warning in "Configuring an AD Identity Store" section for the bug CSCtj62342.

11/25/2010

Updated "Manual PAC Provisioning" section for the bug CSCtj42714.

11/10/2010

Deleted the Notices section from Preface and created a new "Open Source License Acknowledgements".

09/08/2010

Cisco Secure Access Control System, Release 5.2.


Related Documentation

lists a set of related technical documentation available on Cisco.com. To find end-user documentation for all products on Cisco.com, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/techdocs.

Select Network Management > Security and Identity Management > Cisco Secure Access Control Server Products > Cisco Secure Access Control System.


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 2 Product Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Open Source and Third Party Licenses used in Cisco Secure Access Control System, 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_licensing_information_listing.html

License and Documentation Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Release Notes for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_release_notes_list.html

Migration Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

CLI Reference Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_command_reference_list.html

Supported and Interoperable Devices and Softwares for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_device_support_tables_list.html

Installation and Upgrade Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Software Developer's Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1

Note The ACS 5.1 Software Developer's Guide is also applicable for ACS 5.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_programming_reference_guides_list.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco 1121 Secure Access Control System 5.1

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html


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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