Book excerpt from AAA Identity Management Security

Excerpt from AAA Identity Management Security by Vivek Santuka, Premdeep Banga, and Brandon J. Carroll and published by Cisco Press

Chapter 4: Getting Familiar with ACS 5.1

Excerpt from AAA Identity Management Security.By Vivek Santuka, Premdeep Banga, and Brandon J. Carroll

Published by Cisco Press

ISBN-10: 1-58714-144-2

ISBN-13: 978-1-58714-144-7

This chapter covers the following subjects:

  • Navigating the ACS 5.1 Graphical User Interface

  • Adding Network Groups and Devices

  • Adding Users to Internal Repositories

  • Policy Elements and Access Services

  • Monitoring and Reports

  • Using the ACS Command-Line Interface

ACS 5.1 has a completely different user interface from ACS 4.2. Throughout the course of this chapter you will become familiar with the GUI and know where different functions are located. If this is your first time using ACS 5.1, it is important to take the time to learn how to navigate the interface.

The GUI is broken into two frames. You access different menu items on the left side frame (Navigation Pane) and perform configuration in the right side frame (Content Area). The Monitoring and Reports section is the only exception to this. After you launch the Monitoring and Reports Viewer, a new browser window opens. This new window has a layout similar to the original window but contains menu items related to monitoring and reporting. The left side menu is divided further into drop-down menus or drawers. Click on a drawer to expand it and see a list of options. The available drawers are as follows:

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