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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Configure Access Control Policies for Multi-Factor and Multi-Policy Authentication

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Multi-Policy Authentication (MPA) is a configurable combination of Access Control Policies (ACPs) that are evaluated upon login. Multi-Policy Authentication contains group memberships, SSL VPN Network Access Control (NAC) criteria, and authentication schemes. To use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), add multiple authentication schemes to the Access Control Policy. The Access Control Policy must be active and added to the login configuration of the SSL VPN. The user can then choose between the available Access Control Policies when accessing the SSL VPN service via web portal or CudaLaunch. The 'Use Identity' scheme will use the authentication scheme set as the identity scheme in the login configuration page.

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Before You Begin

Step 1. (optional) Configure Network Access Control Criteria

Define NAC criteria to be used in the Access Control Policies.

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Assigned Service > VPN-Service > SSL-VPN.
  2. In the left menu, click Access Control Policies.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. For each Network Access Control criterion:
    1. Click + to add a Network Access Control criterion.
      add_nac_entry_00.png
    2. Enter the name for the NAC criterion.
    3. Select the category from the list:
      • Operating System
      • Browsers
      • Browser Plugins
      • CudaLaunch Access
        specify_nac_name_cat_00.png

    4. Click OK.
    5. Configure the Network Access Control Criteria:
      1. Operating System as category (Currently applies only to browser access, not CudaLaunch access):
        • Active – Select the check box.
        • Access – Select Allow or Block.
        • Operating System Type – Select the operating system to allow or block from the list.
        • (optional) Version – Select the version number.

      2. Browser as category:
        • Active – Select the check box.
        • Access – Select Allow or Block.
        • Browser Type – Select browser type from the list.
        • (optional) Version – Select the version number.
      3. Browser Plugin as category:
        • Active – Select the check box.
        • Access – Select Allow or Block.
        • Plugin Type – Select All, Flash, Java, or Silverlight.
        • (optional) Version – Select the version number.
      4. CudaLaunch Access as category:
        • Active – Select the check box.
        • Access – Select Allow or Block.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Step 2. Configure an Access Control Policy

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Assigned Service > VPN-Service > SSL-VPN.
  2. In the left menu, click Access Control Policies.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. Click + to add an Access Control Policy.
  5. The Access Control Policies window opens.
  6. Enter the name for the Access Control Policy.
  7. Click OK.
  8. In the Access Control Policy section, select the Active check box to activate the authentication scheme.
    activate_auth_scheme_00.png
  9. In the Group Access section, click + to add Allowed Groups and Blocked Groups.

    In Allowed Groups, either add an asterisk (*) to have the Access Control Policy processed for all groups, or enter a group name. Note that an empty box blocks the Access Control Policy.
    In Blocked Groups, enter a group name for groups to be blocked.

  10. For each Access Control Policy, define one or more authentication schemes:

    1. Click + to add an Authentication Scheme.
      add_authentication_scheme_00.png
    2. In the Authentication Schemes window, select the Authentication Scheme.
      add_auth_scheme_msad_00.png

    3. Click OK. 
  11. (optional) Define SSL-VPN NAC criteria: 
    • In the Network Access Control section, click +.
      add_nac_to_access_control_policy_00.png
    • Select your NAC criteria created in step 1.
      select_from_popupmenu_nac_00.png
  12. Click OK.
  13. Click Send Changes and Activate.

Step 3. Set the Login Access Control Policy

  1. Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Assigned Service > VPN-Service > SSL-VPN.
  2. In the left menu, click SSL VPN Settings.
  3. Click Lock.
  4. For each Access Control Policy you want to add to the SSL VPN service:
    1. Click + to add your access control policy to the list of Access Control Policies.
      add_access_control_policy_00.png
    2. Select the access control policy from the pop-up menu.
  5. (optional) Configure the following settings as needed:
    • Use Max Concurrent Users – Enable to limit the number of simultaneous users using the SSL VPN service.
    • Max Concurrent Users – Enter the maximum number of users that can be simultaneously connected to the SSL VPN service.
    • Session Timeout (Min) – Enter the session timeout in minutes.
    • Authentication Request Timeout (sec) – Enter a value up to 20 seconds if you are using multi-factor authentication.
    • Deny Remember Me – Set to yes to remove the Remember me check box on the login page.
  6. Customize the login messages and logos:
    • (optional) Import a 200 x 66 PNG or JPG image to customize the Logo.

    • (optional) Enter a plain text Login Message. E.g, Welcome to the Barracuda CloudGen Firewall SSL VPN.
    • (optional) Enter an HTML Help Text.
  7. Click Send Changes and Activate.
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