Chapter 8: IOS Firewall - Authentication Proxy

Chapter 8: IOS Firewall—Authentication Proxy


In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Use authentication proxy concepts and processes

  • Understand AAA server configuration

  • Make use of AAA router configuration

  • Apply authentication proxy configuration on the router

  • Verify authentication proxy configuration

One of the concerns of every network administrator with a connection to the outside world is how to make sure only approved users can access resources. A secondary need is to make sure those approved users are limited to the resources and services specified in the organization security policy. In this chapter, you will learn about the Cisco IOS Firewall authentication proxy features and the steps necessary to configure them.


The material in this chapter is part of the new exam objectives for only the Managing Cisco Network Security (MCNS). This was also included in a lighter form in the objectives for the old Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced (CSPFA) exam.

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