Cisco ISE Guest Services
Cisco Identity Services Engine (Cisco ISE) guest services enable you to provide secure network access to guests such as visitors, contractors, consultants, and customers. You can support guests with basic Cisco ISE licenses, and you can choose from several deployment options depending on your company’s infrastructure and feature requirements.
Cisco ISE provides web-based and mobile portals to provide on-boarding for guests and employees to your company’s network and internal resources and services.
From the Admin portal, you can create and edit guest and sponsor portals, configure guest access privileges by defining their guest type, and assign sponsor privileges for creating and managing guest accounts.
End-User Guest and Sponsor Portals in Distributed Environment
Cisco ISE end-user web portals depend on the Administration, Policy Services, and Monitoring personas to provide configuration, session support, and reporting.
Policy Administration node (PAN): Configuration changes that you make to the users, devices, and end-user portals are written to the PAN.
Policy Service node (PSN): The end-user portals run on a PSN, which handles all session traffic, including: network access, client provisioning, guest services, posture, and profiling. If a PSN is part of a node group, and one node fails, the other nodes detect the failure and reset any pending sessions.
Monitoring node (MnT node): The MnT node collects, aggregates, and reports data about the end-user and device activity on the My Devices, Sponsor, and Guest portals. If the primary MnT node fails, the secondary MnT node automatically becomes the primary MonT node.