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2 Factor Authentication for Administration on ASA

Jonathan Van Vuren
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

A customer has multiple ASAs set up mulit context. They would like to use 2 Factor authentication for admin access control, and have tried unsuccesfully with ACS.

Would this be possible using ISE with the Device Administration License?

From the customer for more color:

We’ve tried it with ACS, and it’s not supported that way either. I think the challenge from what I see in the logs is that there is a reauthentication that occurs every time you switch contexts. That wouldn’t work with SecurID which acts as an OTP.

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Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Starting with version 5.5, ACS has the ability to cache the passcode for up to 5 minutes without going back to the RSA server. It will introduce a security hole, but will give you the ability to switch contexts without re-prompts, at least for 5 minutes.

ISE does not have this feature yet.

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