User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3
Preface
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Table of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Conventions

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

Revised: April 17, 2014

This guide describes how to use Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.3.

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 z 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

Table 1 lists the updates to the User Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3 .

 

Table 1 Updates to the User Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3

Date
Description

9/27/2013

Fixed the following bugs:

  • CSCuh90646
  • CSCuj24445

09/17/2012

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

08/28/2012

The complete behaviour of Configuring Data Purging and Incremental Backup and database compress operations has been changed. Updated the documents with the respective changes.

04/02/2012

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

02/09/2012

Added a note in the section Understanding Distributed Deployment to fix the bug CSCtx03270.

02/02/2012

Fixed the bug CSCtw41634 by updating 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 .

10/04/2011

Cisco Secure Access Control System, Release 5.3.

Related Documentation

Table 2 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, 5.3

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

License and Documentation Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3

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

Release Notes for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3

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

Migration Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3

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

CLI Reference Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3

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 5.3

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 5.3

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

Software Developer’s Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.3

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

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco Identity Services Engine, Cisco 1121 Secure Access Control System, Cisco NAC Appliance, Cisco NAC Guest Server, and Cisco NAC Profiler

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.1/regulatory/compliance/csacsrcsi.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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