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Configuring Cisco Web Security Appliance Identities and User Authentication

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In order to deploy an effective BYOD strategy for your enterprise, it is key to have powerful identity services and user authentication techniques. This course is one in a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives to Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS) 1.5 exam, 300-210.

Target Audience
IT professionals including managers, engineers, and developers evaluating or implementing network and application security using new Cisco technology, as well as CCNP security certification candidates


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Lesson Objectives

Configuring Cisco Web Security Appliance Identities and User Authentication

  • start the course
  • configure identities to group client transactions
  • configure policy groups
  • describe the need for user authentication
  • describe authentication protocols and schemes
  • describe basic authentication in explicit proxy and transparent proxy modes
  • configure realms and realm sequences
  • configure NTLM realm for Active Directory
  • join Cisco WSA to Active Directory
  • configure global authentication settings
  • configure an identity to require authentication
  • configure transparent user identification
  • configure an LDAP realm for LDAP servers
  • define how user information is stored in LDAP
  • bind Cisco WSA to the LDAP directory
  • work with LDAP group authorization
  • specify guest access for users failing authentication
  • test authentication settings
  • describe authenticated users in reports
  • define WSA identities and authentication
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