Cisco Identity Services Engine User Guide, Release 1.2
Preface
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Table of Contents

Preface

Audience

Document Organization Map

Document Conventions

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Notices

OpenSSL/Open SSL Project

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

Revised: December 18, 2014, OL-26134-01

This preface introduces the Cisco Identity Services Engine User Guide, Release 1.2 and contains the following sections:

Audience

This guide is written for network security administrators who are responsible for setting up and maintaining network and application security. This guide assumes that you have a working knowledge of networking principles and applications, and have experience as a network system administrator.

Document Organization Map

The topics in this guide are grouped into introduction, functional tasks, and reference categories, and are organized in the following way:

 

Part
Chapter
Part 1: Introducing Cisco ISE

Cisco ISE Features

Navigating the Admin portal

Part 2: Deploying Cisco ISE Nodes

Setting Up Cisco ISE in a Distributed Environment

Setting Up Inline Posture

Part 3: Setting Up Cisco ISE Management Access

Administering Cisco ISE

Managing Administrators and Admin Access Policies

Cisco ISE Licenses

Managing Certificates

Managing Network Devices

Managing Resources

Logging

Managing Backup and Restore Operations

Setting Up Endpoint Protection Service

Part 4: Managing Users and End-User Portals

Managing Users and External Identity Sources

Setting Up and Customizing End-User Web Portals

Supporting Authorized Network Access for Guests

Supporting Personal Devices

Part 5: Enabling and Configuring Cisco ISE Services

Setting Up Policy Conditions

Managing Authentication Policies

Managing Authorization Policies and Profiles

Cisco ISE Endpoint Profiling Policies

Configuring Client Provisioning

Configuring Client Posture Policies

Configuring Cisco Security Group Access Policies

Part 6: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco ISE

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Reporting

Part 7: Reference

Appendix A, “Administration User Interface Reference”

Appendix C, “Policy User Interface Reference”

Appendix B, “Operations User Interface Reference”

Appendix D, “Sample Code for Sponsor and Guest Portal Customizations”

Appendix E, “Network Access Flows”

Appendix F, “Switch and Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Required to Support Cisco ISE Functions”

Appendix G, “Troubleshooting Cisco ISE”

Appendix H, “Supported Management Information Bases in Cisco ISE”


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


Document Conventions

Throughout this guide, the term Admin portal, refers to the user interface of the primary Administration node.

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:

1. Option > Option: Used to select a series of menu options.

2. Variables for which you must supply a value are shown in italic font.

3. Examples that contain system prompts denote interactive sessions and indicate 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.

Examples use these conventions:

  • Terminal sessions and sample console screen displays are in screen font.
  • Information you enter is in boldface screen font.
  • 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 from which you must choose one are grouped in braces ({}) and separated by vertical bars (|).
  • 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 think about before continuing, contain helpful suggestions, or provide references to materials not contained in the document.


Documentation Updates

Table 1 lists the creation and update history of this guide.

 

Table 1 Updates to Cisco Identity Services Engine User Guide, Release 1.2

Date
Description

12/5/2013

Resolved CSCul77700

12/5/2013

Resolved CSCul37345

12/3/2013

Resolved CSCul12780

11/6/2013

Resolved CSCul22203

10/14/13

Resolved CSCuj53930

10/14/13

Resolved CSCuj58711

8/16/2013

Resolved CSCui61280

7/25/2013

Cisco Identity Services Engine, Release 1.2

Related Documentation

This section provides lists of the following types of documents that are relevant to this release of Cisco ISE and contains the following topics:

Release-Specific Documents

Table 2 lists the product documentation available for the Cisco ISE release. General product information for Cisco ISE is available at http://www.cisco.com/go/ise. End-user documentation is available on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.

 

Table 2 Product Documentation for Cisco Identity Services Engine

Document Title
Location

Release Notes for the Cisco Identity Services Engine, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Network Component Compatibility, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine User Guide, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/products_user_guide_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Hardware Installation Guide, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Upgrade Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine, Release 1.2 Migration Tool Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Sponsor Portal User Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/products_user_guide_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine CLI Reference Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_command_reference_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine API Reference Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_command_reference_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Troubleshooting Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/prod_troubleshooting_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/products/ps11640/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine In-Box Documentation and China RoHS Pointer Card

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

My Devices Portal FAQs, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/products_user_guide_list.html

Notices

The notices in this section 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, both the conditions of the OpenSSL License and the original SSLeay license apply to the toolkit. See the following information for the actual license texts. 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].

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