An authentication policy is a list of authentication methods that can be used in a connection. Connection definitions refer to an authentication policy to determine how the client can authenticate to SPS.
To create a new authentication policy, follow the steps below:
Navigate to HTTP Control > Authentication Policies, and click .
Figure 159: HTTP Control > Authentication Policies — Configuring HTTP authentication policies
Enter a name for the policy into the Name field.
Select the authentication method used on the client-side in the Authenticate the client to PSM using field. For the client-side connection, SPS can authenticate the client inband (within the HTTP protocol) using the following authentication methods:
LDAP: SPS will authenticate the client to the LDAP database set in the LDAP Server of the connection policy. To use LDAP authentication on the client side, select Authenticate the client to PSM using > LDAP.
SPS will authenticate the client-side connection to the LDAP server configured in the connection policy. This is not necessarily the same as the LDAP server used to authenticate the users accessing the SPS web interface.
Local user database: Authenticate the client locally on the SPS gateway using a Local user database. Select the database to use in the Local user database field. For details on creating a Local User Database, see Creating a Local User Database.
RADIUS: SPS will authenticate the client to the specified RADIUS server. Select Authenticate the client to PSM using > RADIUS, enter the IP address (use an IPv4 address) or hostname of the RADIUS server into the Address field, the port number of the RADIUS server into the Port field, and the shared secret of the RADIUS server into the Shared secret field. Only password-authentication is supported (including one-time passwords), challenge-response based authentication is not.
To add more RADIUS servers, click and fill in the respective fields.
None: Do not perform client-side authentication, the client will authenticate only on the target server.
Specify the time remaining until a successful gateway authentication times out into the Gateway Authentication Timeout field.
To avoid interruptions for active HTTP sessions, select the Sessions Extend Gateway Authentication checkbox. When enabled, active HTTP sessions can extend the gateway authentication beyond the configured timeout.
The client-side authentication settings apply for authenticating the user inband (that is, within the HTTP protocol) to the SPS gateway.