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ACS with AD Query


While Integrating ACS with Windows AD,why it is required to make the Account with name Cisco ??

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Re: ACS with AD Query

A COMPUTER account with the name Cisco is required, not a USER account. If you read the doc again, it states that the AAA protocol can not get the actual workstation name, so it uses a dummy computer account of Cisco. That satifies AD and AAA can pass/fail the authentication.

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Re: ACS with AD Query

To satisfy Windows requirements for authentication requests, Cisco Secure

ACS must specify the Windows workstation that the user is attempting to log into.

Because Cisco Secure ACS cannot determine this information from authentication requests sent by AAA clients, it uses a generic workstation name for all Requests. The workstation name used is "CISCO".

In the local domain and in each trusted domain and child domain that Cisco Secure ACS will use to authenticate users, ensure both of the following:

"A computer account named "CISCO" exists.

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