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Barracuda NextGen Firewall X

This Product is End-of-Life and End-Of-Support

End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support on December 1st, 2020: All Barracuda Firewall X-Series sales will cease; neither new sales nor any renewals will be available. If you currently hold a maintenance and support contract, you will continue to receive our award-winning support and services until your contract expires. Please see the End-Of-Life definition as described in the End of Support and End of Life Information.

Managing Users and Groups

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For user and group authentication, you can either administer users locally on the NextGen X-Series Firewall or integrate the X-Series Firewall with an external authentication server. You can use the information from these authentication services when you configure VPNs, user-aware firewall rules, and the captive portal. You can also manage guest access to the network, using a confirmation page or a guest ticketing system. 

Local Authentication

If no external authentication servers are available, you can administer users with the local authentication service. For instructions on how to set up local authentication, see How to Configure Local Authentication.

External Authentication Servers

The X-Series Firewall supports the following external authentication servers:

  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Barracuda DC Agent
  • NTLM
  • MS-CHAPv2
  • LDAP
  • OCSP

For instructions on how to integrate the X-Series Firewall with these servers, see How to Configure an External Authentication Service.

Guest Access

To grant guest users access to the network, you can use the following methods: