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    Configuring a Secure Access Local Authentication Server Instance (NSM Procedure)

    The Secure Access device enables you to create one or more local databases of users who are authenticated by the device. You might want to create local user records for users who are normally verified by an external authentication server that you plan to disable or if you want to create a group of temporary users. Note that all administrator accounts are stored as local records, but you can choose to authenticate administrators using an external server by creating authentication policies.

    To configure a local authentication server instance:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the Secure Access device for which you want to configure a local authentication server instance.
    3. Click the Configuration tab and select Authentication > Auth Servers. The corresponding workspace appears.

      Note: If you want to update an existing server instance, click the appropriate link in the Auth Server Name box and perform the Steps 5 through 8.

    4. Click the New button. The New dialog box appears.
    5. Specify a name to identify the server instance.
    6. Select Local Authentication from the Auth Server Type list.
    7. Configure the server using the settings described in Table 1.
    8. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: Secure Access Local Authentication Server Instance Configuration Details

    OptionFunctionYour Action
    Local Auth Settings

    Minimum password length (characters)

    Specifies the minimum character length for passwords.

    Set the minimum character length for passwords.

    Maximum password length

    Specifies the maximum character length for passwords.

    Note: This is optional.

    Set the maximum character length for passwords.

    Note: The maximum length cannot be less than the minimum length. There is no maximum limit to the length.

    Minimum number of digits required in the password (digits)

    Specifies the minimum number of digits that is required in the password.

    Set the minimum number of digits that is required in the password.

    Minimum number of letters required in the password (letters)

    Specifies the minimum number of letters that is required in the password.

    Set the minimum number of letters that is required in the password.

    Require password to have a mix of UPPER and LOWER CASE letters

    Specifies if the password must contain both uppercase and lowercase letters.

    Select Local Auth Settings > Require passwords to have a mix of UPPER and LOWER CASE letters to enable this option.

    Require password to be different from username

    Specifies if you want users to set the password to be different from the username.

    Select Local Auth Settings > Require password to be different from username to enable this option.

    Require new passwords to be different from previous password

    Specifies if you want users to set the new password to be different from the previous password.

    Select Local Auth Settings > Require new passwords to be different from previous password to enable this option.

    Allow users to change their passwords

    Specifies that users can change their passwords.

    Select Local Auth Settings > Allow users to change their passwords to enable this option.

    Force user to change password (days)

    Specifies the user the number of days after which the password expires.

    Set the number of days after which the password expires.

    Prompt user to change password (days)

    Specifies the number of days before password expiration to prompt the user.

    Set the number of days before password expiration to prompt the user.

    Users

    Username

    Specifies the username.

    Enter the username.

    Full name

    Specifies the user’s full name.

    Enter the user’s full name.

    Password

    Specifies the password.

    Enter the password.

    One-time user

    Specifies if you want to limit the user to one login.

    Select Users > One-time user to enable this option.

    Enabled

    This option is used by the administrator.

    Select Users > Enabled to enable this option.

    Require users to change password at next sign in

    Specifies if you want to force users to change their password at the next login.

    Select Users > Require users to change password at next sign in to enable this option.

    Server Catalog > Expressions tab

    name

    Specifies the name of the local authentication server instance.

    Enter a name.

    value

    Specifies the value of the local authentication server instance.

    Enter a value.

    Published: 2013-01-03