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Quota Authentication

For a quota to take effect, a user must be authenticated to the Firebox, and match a configured policy. Quotas cannot be enforced if a user is able to access websites without authentication.

For groups, time and bandwidth limit totals are applied to each user in a group, and not as a total limit for the entire group.

Quota enforcement applies to local Firebox and external users and groups for all firewall, SSLVPN, IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP sessions.

You can use the Hotspot-Users group to apply quotas for hotspot guest users.

To manage your authentication servers and the users and groups used in your policies:

  • Click Firebox Users/Groups to manage your authentication servers, including local Firebox authentication, and external authentication servers.
  • Click Authorized Users/Groups to manage the users and groups used in policies and aliases. The users or groups you add must match a user or group already configured on your authentication servers.


Authentication links on Quota Rules page in Fireware Web UI

Quotas page - Quota Rules tab
Authentication links on Quota Rules page in Policy Manager

For more information on authentication and adding users and groups, see Firewall Authentication.

See Also

Quota Actions

Quota Policies

Quota Exceptions

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