Firebox Authentication with AuthPoint

Deployment Overview

This document describes how to set up AuthPoint multi-factor authentication (MFA) for the Firebox Authentication Portal so that users must authenticate when they connect to the Firebox over port 4100.

The Authentication Portal on your Firebox must already be configured before you begin.

This integration was tested with Fireware v12.5.

Firebox Authentication Portal Configuration for AuthPoint MFA

AuthPoint communicates with various cloud-based services and service providers with the RADIUS protocol. This diagram shows an overview of the configuration required for RADIUS authentication with the Firebox Authentication Portal.

Before You Begin

Before you begin these procedures, make sure that:

  • A token is assigned to a user in AuthPoint
  • You have installed and configured the AuthPoint Gateway (see About Gateways)

Configure the Firebox

  1. Log in to Fireware Web UI (https://<your firebox IP address>:8080)
  2. Select Authentication > Servers.
    The Authentication Servers page appears.

  1. From the Authentication Servers list, click RADIUS.
    The RADIUS page appears.
  2. Click Add.
    The Add page appears.
  3. In the Domain Name text box, type the domain name for this RADIUS server. Users must specify this domain name on the user login page. You cannot change the domain name after you save the settings.
  4. In the Primary Server Settings section, select the Enable RADIUS Server check box.
  5. In the IP Address text box, type the IP address of the RADIUS server (AuthPoint Gateway).
  6. In the Port text box, leave the default port setting of 1812. This is the default port used for communication with the RADIUS server (AuthPoint Gateway).

    If you already have a RADIUS server installed that uses port 1812, you must use a different port for the AuthPoint Gateway.

  7. In the Shared Secret and Confirm Secret text boxes, type a shared secret key. This key is used to communicate with the RADIUS server (AuthPoint Gateway).
  8. In the Timeout text box, type 60.
  9. Leave the default value for Group Attribute.
  10. Click Save.

  1. Select Authentication > Users and Groups.
  2. Click Add. You can add a user or a group. In our example, we add a user.
    The Add User or Group window appears.
  3. For Type, select User.
  4. In the Name text box, type a name for the user. The name of the user must match the name of the AuthPoint user.

    If you add a group, the name of the group must match the name of the AuthPoint group your users belong to.

  5. From the Authentication Server drop-down list, select the authentication server you configured.
  6. Click OK.

  1. Click Save.
  2. Select Firewall > Firewall Policies.
  3. Click Add Policy.
  4. For the policy type, select Packet Filter.
  5. From the adjacent drop-down list, select WG-Auth.
  6. Click Add Policy.
  7. In the From and To lists, specify the source and destination of connections the policy applies to. You must also add the Firebox alias in the To list. For more information, see Set Access Rules for a Policy.
  8. Click Save.

Configure AuthPoint

Before AuthPoint can receive authentication requests from the Firebox Authentication Portal, you must add a RADIUS client resource for the Firebox in AuthPoint. You must also assign an access policy for the Firebox resource to the user group(s) that must authenticate and you must bind the Firebox resource to the AuthPoint Gateway.

Add a RADIUS Client Resource in AuthPoint

From the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Resources.
  2. From the Choose a Resource Type drop-down list, select RADIUS Client. Click Add Resource.

  1. On the RADIUS page, in the Name text box, type a name for this resource.
  2. In the RADIUS client trusted IP or FQDN text box, type the Trusted IP address of your Firebox
  3. In the Shared Secret text box, type the shared secret that you configured in the previous section.
  4. Click Save.

Add an Access Policy to AuthPoint

You must have at least one user group in AuthPoint, and you must assign an access policy for your Firebox resource to that group. If you already have a group, you do not have to add another group.

In the AuthPoint management UI:

  1. From the navigation menu, select Groups.
  2. To add a new group, click Add Group. If you already have a group that you want to use, click the Name of your group to edit it.

  1. In the Name text box, type a descriptive name for the group.
  2. (Optional) In the Description text box, type a description of the group.

  1. In the Access Policy section, click Add Policy.

  1. In the Add Policy dialog box, from the Resource drop-down list, select the resource you want to add an access policy for.
  2. (Optional) To require that users type their password before they authenticate for this resource, select the Require Password Authentication toggle.
  3. Select the authentication options users in this group can choose from when they authenticate.

    For RADIUS resources, you can only choose OTP or Push. RADIUS resources cannot use the QR code authentication option.

  1. Click Add.
    The access policy for your resource is added to the list.

  1. Click Save.

Bind the RADIUS Resource to a Gateway

To use RADIUS authentication with AuthPoint, you must have the AuthPoint Gateway installed on your corporate network and you must assign your RADIUS resources to the Gateway in the AuthPoint management UI. The Gateway functions as a RADIUS server. For more information, see About Gateways.

  1. From the navigation menu, select Gateway.
  2. Select the Name of the Gateway.
  3. In the RADIUS section, in the Port text box, type the port number used to communicate with the Gateway. The default ports are 1812 and 1645.
  4. In the Select a RADIUS resource drop-down list, select your RADIUS client resource.
  5. Click Save.

Add Users to AuthPoint

Before you assign users to a group, you must add the users to AuthPoint. There are two ways to add AuthPoint user accounts:

  • Sync users from an external user database
  • Add local AuthPoint users

Each user must be a member of a group. You must add at least one group before you can add users to AuthPoint.

Test the Integration

To test AuthPoint MFA with the Firebox Authentication Portal, you can authenticate with a mobile token on your mobile device. For RADIUS resources, you can choose one-time password (OTP) or push.

In this example, we show the push authentication method (users receive a push notification in the mobile app that they must approve to authenticate).

  1. In a web browser, go to https://<your firebox IP address>:4100.
  2. Type your AuthPoint user name and password.
  3. From the Domain drop-down list, select the domain to use for authentication. This is the authentication server that you added in the Configure the Firebox section.
  4. Click Login.
  5. Approve the authentication request that is sent to your mobile device.
    You are logged in to Fireware Web UI.