acs 5.1 first timer

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Aug 9th, 2010
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Good day to you all, this is actually my first time configuring the acs device. I have gone through the documentations, userguide and some other stuff but cant still find my way around the box. I wan to integrate the box on our network but i'm still testing its operation in a lab. How do I configure this box to interact with the hosts? are there any configuration examples or work through guide I can use?

I have defined host and users but the host don't get authenticated by the acs box. is there anything I am supposed to do on the acs box to identify this host?


enable password cisco

username xxxx password yyyy

tacacs-server host x.x.x.x key cisco

aaa-new model

aaa authentication login default group tacacs local enable

aaa authentication login group console none

line vty 0  4

login authentication group tacacs


line con 0

login authentication console



I define user, user password.

i defined the host using the mac-adress of the host.

now when i try to telnet, I get authenticated using the local database.

what am I actually supposed to do on the acs box? are there any videos or slides i can use?


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michagar Wed, 08/11/2010 - 13:48
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On the ACS box a few things need to be done.

1) Define the host via IP under the Identity group and selec the protocol you want to use

2) Define a policy either under default device admin for tacacs or default network access for radius

3) Add a local user to the ACS


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