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Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

Two Questions:

             

One: I need to  access a remote ASA, using ASDM (SSL or TLS) from a workstation.

How do I make that as secure as possible?

Two:  If I choose to build an IPSec tunnel between the ASA at the workstartion and the remote ASA in the field,

would the access list specify interesting traffice be between the workstation IP addr and the Outside Interface on the remote ASA?

That would be the most secure method, right?

Many thanks.

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Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

Hi,

You wont need command "management-access Outside" if your connecting to the remote devices external interface. The command I mentioned is needed if you want to establish a L2L VPN Connection between 2 sites and then connect to the remote device for management purposes through the L2L VPN and connect to it using its "inside" interface IP address.

I am not sure if the ASDM or SSH for example would really require VPN connection in addition to them but that is naturally your choice. After this you would essentially have an already secure connection going through an encrypted connection to the actual remote device.

- Jouni

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Re: Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

Do you have two devices on two seperat locations?

I would create an ipsec (L2L) tunnel between the two firwalls, if possible.

To do this you need to specify the endpoint ip in tunnel manager, a key, crytomap (ACL), NAT rules and ACL on the interface where your workstation are located.

Please come back with more information.

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Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

I can handle the NAT, nonat, keys etc.

What would be the Access list?

Let's say the local PC is 10.10.10.5, which connect to the local ASA Inside Interf of 10.10.10.1.

The remote ASA Outside Interf ip address is 8.9.10.11.

Is the ACL for interesting traffic "permit host 10.10.10.5 host 8.9.10.11" ?

Super Bronze

Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

Hi,

Do notice that you have the option to connect to the ASA through its "inside" interface too. Atleast I think it should be possible with all the management types if the managed ASA is configured with "management-access inside"

What you say above should be correct if you configure NAT0 also for that traffic. I guess you could even leave out all NAT configurations and specify the interesting traffic as being from your ASAs public IP address to the remote ASA public IP address.

Though I guess I would prefer to use the option you already mentioned above. The remote ASA should not need any NAT configurations for this. Only to configure the VPN and specify the interesting traffic in the same way (though naturally mirror image of the other end)

This type of setup could also give you an option to use things like SNMP and Logging for the remote ASA through the same L2L VPN connection.

- Jouni

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Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

Thanks Jouni,

All of the regular internet traffic will be going out Outside2; I should have mentioned that earlier.

There is no need to nat since I only have one connection (the ASDM) that is permitted on Outside, all else denied.

Just to be clear, at the remote ASA, I will use "management-access Outside",

and use the Outside IP addr for interesting traffic, yes?

Also, please confirm that IPSec is more secure than SSL/TLS.

Thanks.

Super Bronze

Can I create a IPSec tunnel into an ASA-5500 for ASDM?

Hi,

You wont need command "management-access Outside" if your connecting to the remote devices external interface. The command I mentioned is needed if you want to establish a L2L VPN Connection between 2 sites and then connect to the remote device for management purposes through the L2L VPN and connect to it using its "inside" interface IP address.

I am not sure if the ASDM or SSH for example would really require VPN connection in addition to them but that is naturally your choice. After this you would essentially have an already secure connection going through an encrypted connection to the actual remote device.

- Jouni

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