Cisco Systems Inc.
Identity Services Engine 2.4
Peter Waranowski, RSA Partner Engineering
Last Modified: December 3rd, 2018
This section shows all of the ways that Cisco ISE can integrate with RSA SecurID Access. Use this information to determine which use case and integration type your deployment will employ.
Policy Sets - When integrated, users must authenticate with RSA SecurID Access in order gain the access defined in the policy set. Policy Sets can be integrated with RSA SecurID Access using RADIUS or Authentication Agent .
Guest Access Portal - When integrated, users must authenticate with RSA SecurID Access in order to login to the Guest Access Portal. Guest Access Portal can be integrated with RSA SecurID Access using RADIUS, SAML SSO Agent, Relying Party, and Authentication Agent .
My Device Portal - When integrated, users must authenticate with RSA SecurID Access in order to login to the My Device Portal. My Device Portal can be integrated with RSA SecurID Access using SAML SSO Agent or Relying Party.
Admin Access - When integrated, users must authenticate with RSA SecurID Access in order to login to Cisco ISE administrative interface. Admin Access can be integrated with RSA SecurID Access using RADIUS or Authentication Agent .
RADIUS integrations provide a text driven interface for RSA SecurID Access within the partner application. RADIUS provides support for most RSA SecurID Access authentication methods and flows.
SSO Agent integrations use SAML 2.0 or HFED technologies to direct users’ web browsers to RSA SecurID Access for authentication. SSO Agents also provide Single Sign-On using the RSA Application Portal.
Relying Party integrations use SAML 2.0 to direct users’ web browsers to RSA SecurID Access for authentication. Primary authentication is configurable, so Relying Party can be a good choice for adding additional authentication (only) to existing deployments.
Authentication Agent integrations use an embedded RSA agent to provide RSA SecurID and Authenticate Tokencode authentication methods within the partner’s application. Authentication agents are simple to configure and support the highest rate of authentications.
This section shows all of the supported features by integration type and by RSA SecurID Access component. Use this information to determine which integration type and which RSA SecurID Access component your deployment will use. The next section in this guide contains the instruction steps for how to integrate RSA SecurID Access with CiscoISE using each integration type.
Cisco ISE integration with RSA Cloud Authentication Service
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Cisco ISE integration with RSA Authentication Manager
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This section contains links to the sections that contain instruction steps that show how to integrate Cisco ISE with RSA SecurID Access using all of the integration types and also how to apply them to each supported use case. First configure the integration type (e.g. RADIUS) then configure the use case (e.g. Policy Sets).
This document is not intended to suggest optimum installations or configurations. It is assumed that the reader has both working knowledge of all products involved, and the ability to perform the tasks outlined in this section. Administrators should have access to the product documentation for all products in order to install the required components. All RSA SecurID Access and Cisco ISE components must be installed and working prior to the integration.
Use Case Configuration
Date of testing: September 19, 2018
RSA Cloud Authentication Service
RSA Authentication Manager 8.2 SP1, Virtual Appliance
Cisco ISE 188.8.131.527
RSA SecurID External Identity Source – Fail after new PIN
When using RSA SecurID external identity type and force authentication after new PIN function is selected, authentications in new PIN mode indicate failed authentication. The new PIN is actually set, and the user should initiate another authentication using the new PIN.
My Devices Portal – RSA SecurID and RADIUS External Identity Source
My Devices Portal does not support multi-step authentications required by RSA SecurID and RADIUS external identity sources. If a user authenticates in new PIN or next tokencode mode they will fail authentication and not know why. Cisco is tracking this as an enhancement with bug id: CSCvd90254.