Need to be able to see who logged in, when and what changes they made on Cisco Routers, Switches and FWs (ASA).

Posted on 2014-10-27
Last Modified: 2014-10-27
Need to be able to see who logged in, when and what changes they made on Cisco Routers and Switches. I need to keep this information for a long period of time. Is there a way of doing this?

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Question by:dsterling
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Expert Comment

ID: 40406793
Cisco Network Assistant is a free app that contains a Security Wizard:
Have you installed that?  Take a look at that to see if it does what you want.
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by:Don Johnston
ID: 40406841
Sounds like what you're looking for is AAA (Authorization, Authentication & Accounting).

Author Comment

ID: 40406991
This doesn't let me see what changes they may of made for example: A Network Admin logs into a Cisco router and changes an ACL incorrectly, the Network admin goes on vacation or leaves the company. I need to see who made the change and what is was so it can be quickly fixed. Also we have to keep close track of authorized and unauthorized changes to the network.
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Don Johnston earned 500 total points
ID: 40407129
This doesn't let me see what changes they may of made
I don't know who this was directed at...

But with AAA and regular configuration backups, it's pretty easy to see who changed the config and what was changed.  You can also use Configuration Change Notification and Logging.

Author Comment

ID: 40407190
Couldn't this be viewed in the Cisco ACS server device also?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40407237
What I was looking for, great answer.

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