Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you have learned the basics of setting up authentication, take a look at the following FAQs for more information. As in previous chapters, the FAQs are numbered for easy reference.

8.1. How Do I Use Users in an Authentication Server without Entering Them into FireWall-1?

Because of the way you configure LDAP into FireWall-1, all LDAP users in the appropriate branch will appear in SmartDashboard automatically. However, if you are using RADIUS, SecurID, Defender, TACACS, or even a Windows NT domain, you need to create an external user profile in NG FP3 or later or a user with the username generic* in NG FP2 and earlier (only one such user can be defined). FireWall-1 queries the external authentication mechanism ...

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