Enable Active Directory Single Sign-On (SSO)

This procedure describes how to enable Active Directory Single Sign-On. For information about how to enable RADIUS Single Sign-On, see Enable RADIUS Single Sign-On.

Before you can enable Active Directory SSO, you must:

If your device runs Fireware v11.0–v11.3.x, the Authentication Settings for Terminal Services are not available.

Enable and Configure SSO

When you enable and configure the settings for SSO on your Firebox, you must specify the IP address of the SSO Agent. You can also change the amount of time the SSO Agent caches data from an Active Directory server, specify the IP addresses (or ranges) to exclude from SSO queries, and enable SSO through the branch office VPN tunnels on your Firebox.

When you enable SSO through your BOVPN tunnels, SSO connections through the tunnel to your domain workstations can increase the bandwidth consumption of the tunnel.

Define SSO Exceptions

If your network includes devices with IP addresses that do not require authentication, such as network servers, print servers, or computers that are not part of the domain, if you have users on your internal network who must manually authenticate to the Authentication Portal, or if you have terminal servers for the Terminal Services Agent, we recommend that you add their IP addresses to the SSO Exceptions list.

Each time a connection attempt occurs from an IP address that is not in the SSO Exceptions list, the Firebox contacts the SSO Agent to try to associate the IP address with a user name. This takes about 10 seconds. You can use the SSO Exceptions list to prevent this delay for each connection, to reduce unnecessary network traffic, and enable users to authenticate and connect to your network without delay.

When you add an entry to the SSO Exceptions list, you can choose to add a host IP address, network IP address, subnet, host DNS name (from Policy Manager only), or a host range.

You can also edit or remove entries from the SSO Exceptions list.

See Also

About Active Directory Single Sign-On (SSO)

Install the WatchGuard Single Sign-On (SSO) Agent and Event Log Monitor

Install the WatchGuard Single Sign-On (SSO) Client

Install the WatchGuard Single Sign-On (SSO) Exchange Monitor

About User Authentication

Use Authentication to Restrict Incoming Connections

Set Global Firewall Authentication Values

Configure Terminal Services Settings

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