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How to set up access rules for the destination with a DHCP-assigned private address?

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My company is going to set up an on-line direct check deposit to our bank. The bank sent us the following notice:
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In order to successfully connect to the Bank website, your company‘s firewall must allow
the following IP address and port numbers to be accessible.  Depending on your company‘s internet firewall settings, it may require some configuration changes.
IP address: 216.82.178.59  (the bank's IP address)
Port Numbers:  80 & 443
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We have a Cisco ASA 5510. Do you think it is necessary for us to set up ACL for the above purpose since the connection will be initiated by our Accounting user inside our LAN?
If yes, since our Accounting pc doesn't have a public IP address then how to set up ACL for the destination with a private DHCP-assigned address?
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If the connection is originating from the inside to the outside and you do not have an access-list restricting the inside interface, then you shouldn't have to do anything.

Your accounting server should be allowed to NAT out the outside interface.
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If your Accounting PC is able to access any webpage by http and https currently, then no change require...
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by:vivigatt
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TCP ports 80 and 443 are http and https, usually not filtered at all.
Thus if the IP address 216.82.178.59 is accessible from the desired client via http://216.82.178.59 and https://216.82.178.59 , nothing needs to be done.

Assigning firewall configs/rules by DHCP is not standard and I don't know any firewall that uses this mechanism, so it is very unlikely that this would be possible (and it would be very problematic on a security standpoint).
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Thank you guys so much.
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