AAA failover in ASA

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Aug 22nd, 2007
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Hello, i just wanna ask the config to set AAA failover if ASA couldn't contact ACS. Is that possible? I want user access by authentcating to ACS but if ASA's connection to ACS fail, it will revert authentication to ASA itself.


I see that ASA config is different than router and switch.

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rochopra Wed, 08/22/2007 - 04:21
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If you want that authentication should failover to another ACS server, create a aaa server group and define 2 servers in it and use this server group in the authentication command.


eg.

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aaa-server TEST protocol tacacs

aaa-server TEST host 1.1.1.1

aaa-server TEST host 2.2.2.2


aaa authentication telnet console TEST

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So authentication will go to 1.1.1.1 if it timesout due to any reason it will fallback to 2.2.2.2



If you want failover to local ASA define it according to following :


aaa authentication telnet console TEST LOCAL


Hope this helps.


~Rohit

Charles_Chi4 Wed, 08/22/2007 - 19:07
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I've input

aaa authentication telnet console LOCAL


But i just can log in using local user and pass. I can't use ACS authentication. As i try to input :


aaa authentication telnet console


i can use ACS authentication, but when i deny the access from ASA to ACS, it can't do anything accept blank screen when i input the user and pass and enter.



rochopra Wed, 08/22/2007 - 19:10
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enable debugs and check the status:


debug aaa authentication

debug tacacs


You should get an answer if its getting fallback to local or not

Charles_Chi4 Wed, 08/22/2007 - 19:32
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Hi rochopra,


I get your point, thanks hehehe.


But i found that it take times to revert to LOCAL as i see in debug, it sent 3 times to ACS before revert to LOCAL.


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