CLI Reference Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4
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Table of Contents

Preface

Who Should Read This Guide

How to Use This Guide

How This Guide Is Or ganized

Document Conventions

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This guide describes how you can configure and maintain Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.4 by using the command-line interface (CLI). Each topic provides a high-level summary of the tasks required for using the CLI in the Cisco Application Deployment Engine (ADE) OS 2.0 that, in combination with ACS 5.4, runs on the CSACS-1121 or Cisco SNS-3415 appliance.

This preface includes:


Note Use this guide in conjunction with the documentation listed in Related Documentation.


Who Should Read This Guide

The majority of the instructions in this guide are straightforward; however, a few are complex. Therefore, only experienced users should use these instructions.


Note Use this guide in conjunction with the documentation listed in Related Documentation.


How to Use This Guide

Cisco makes the following recommendations for using this document:

  • Read the document in its entirety. Subsequent sections build on information and recommendations discussed in previous sections.
  • Use this document for all-inclusive information about the ACS appliance.
  • Do not vary the command-line conventions (see Document Conventions).

How This Guide Is Organized

This table lists the major sections of this guide.

 

Title
Description

Chapter 1, “Overview of the ACS CLI”

Provides an overview of the ACS CLI environment and command modes.

Chapter 1, “Using the ACS CLI”

Describes how you can access and administer ACS from the CLI.

Chapter 1, “ACS Command Reference”

Provides a complete description of all the commands.

Document Conventions

This guide uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information.

 

Convention
Description

bold font

Commands and keywords.

italic font

Variables for which you supply values.

[ ]

Keywords or arguments that appear within square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

A choice of required keywords appears in braces separated by vertical bars. You must select one.

courier font

Examples of information displayed on the screen.

bold courier font

Examples of information you must enter.

< >

Nonprinting characters (for example, passwords) appear in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts appear in square brackets.


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem. A tip might not consist of an action or troubleshooting help, but could still contain useful information.



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

Documentation Updates

 

Table 1 Updates to CLI Reference Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

Date
Description

10/30/2012

Updated the guide with Cisco 3415 Secure Access Control System information.

10/23/2012

Cisco Secure Access Control System, Release 5.4

Related Documentation


Note It is possible for the printed and electronic documentation to be updated after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on http://www.cisco.com for any updates.


Table 2 lists the product documentation that is available for ACS 5.4. To find end-user documentation for all the products on Cisco.com, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/techdocs

Select Products > Security > Access Control and Policy > Policy and Access Management > Cisco Secure Access Control System.

 

Table 2 Product Documentation

Document Title
Available Formats

Cisco Secure Access Control System In-Box Documentation and China RoHS Pointer Card

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

Release Notes for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

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

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

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

Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

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

Supported and Interoperable Devices and Software for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

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

Migration Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

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

Software Developer’s Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

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

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.4

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.4/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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