This document describes how to configure HTTP Access using Local Authentication.
What is Local Authetication?
Local authentication can be defined as a method where AAA performs function of Authentication using an internal database without taking aid of an external database. When local AAA is running, user gets authentication after providing login credentials (Username and Password)which should be available in the configuration of the device. Some commonly used methods for local authentication through console access are mentioned below:
HTTP access which is required for ASDM
For local authentication user can use cut-through proxy also. Some types are mentioned below:
This implies authentication for a user can be done when he/she passes Telnet, HTTPS traffic,FTP passing through the security appliance.
Cisco routers permit a user to connect to a router using HTTP. You must explicitly enable this functionality and also implement the security mechanism to permit such connections.
After using HTTP to log in to the router, the user is prompted for the username and password. After the authentication and authorization, the user is given a certain privilege level. That privilege could also allow the user to execute a certain set of specified user commands.