Creating an authentication profile

When you want the same authentication settings to be used by multiple traffic management virtual servers, you can create an authentication profile which specifies the authentication virtual server, the authentication host, the authentication domain, and authentication level.

This authentication profile can be associated with the relevant traffic management virtual servers.

To configure an authentication profile by using the CLI

  • Create the authentication profile and set the required parameters.

    For example, to create a profile with an authentication virtual server named “authVS”.

    ns-cli-prompt> add authentication authnProfile authProfile1 -authnVsName authVS -authenticationHost authnVS.example.com -authenticationDomain example.com -authenticationLevel

Note:

The authentication weight or level will depend on the virtual server to which the traffic will bound. A session that is created by authenticating against traffic management virtual server at given level cannot be used to access traffic management virtual server at a higher level.

  • Bind the authentication profile to the relevant traffic management virtual servers.

    For example, to bind authProfile1 to a load balancing virtual server named “vserver1”.

    ns-cli-prompt> set lb vserver vserver1 -authnProfile authProfile1

To configure an authentication profile by using the GUI

In the Configuration tab, navigate to Security > AAA - Application Traffic > Authentication Profile, and configure the authentication profile as required.

Creating an authentication profile