Solved

PIX - aaa accounting for config changes

Posted on 2004-09-08
5
680 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
How do I enable TACACS+ accounting for PIX enable-level config changes?

I know how to do this for a router:
aaa accounting exec default start-stop group tacacs+
aaa accounting commands 15 default start-stop group tacacs+

But how do I do this for the PIX?

thanks,
-aprilmj
0
Comment
Question by:aprilmj
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Tim Holman
Comment Utility
Have you looked through this ?

http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/110/atp52.html
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:aprilmj
Comment Utility
I couldn't make it work, so I called the TAC.

Bad news.

"The PIX firewall only supports accounting for sessions going through the PIX, or "through traffic".  It does not support accounting for admin sessions directly to the PIX.  If you want this ability, I recommend submitting a feature request with your account team.  Please let me know if you have any further questions, otherwise I will close out this case by close of business today."
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Tim Holman
Comment Utility
Not natively, but you can enable accounting with external RADIUS and TACACS+ servers, so not sure what they're on about ?

0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:aprilmj
Comment Utility
Accounting *only* works for traffic passing through the pix...
you can't do management accounting according to Cisco  =(
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Tim Holman earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
With a PIX, you can enable full authentication and command authorization, using TACACS+, as follows:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/iaabu/pix/pix_sw/v_63/config/sysmgmt.htm#wp1031817

This lets you assign 16 different privilieges of command use for the PIX, using an external TACACS+ server.  Every time one of these priviliges is checked, the command goes up to the TACACS+ server for authorization, then the TACACS+ server says yes/no, this user can or cannot use this command.  The TACACS+ server then logs this, so you have a full aaa report !

Using a standalone PIX, the best you can get is use of SYSLOG (shows you what user did what and when):

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a00800949d6.shtml#accounting

So sorry to say, but Cisco TAC are misinformed, and I hope you're not paying them for this level of support !! ;)
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

This article assumes you have at least one Cisco ASA or PIX configured with working internet and a non-dynamic, public, address on the outside interface. If you need instructions on how to enable your device for internet, or basic configuration info…
This article will cover setting up redundant ISPs for outbound connectivity on an ASA 5510 (although the same should work on the 5520s and up as well).  It’s important to note that this covers outbound connectivity only.  The ASA does not have built…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now