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Part 5: Verification of Authentication Policies AAA and TACACS+ on Cisco ACI APIC Dashboard

Today we are going to talk about the verification of Authentication Policies AAA on Cisco ACI APIC Dashboard. As you guys knew that APIC is a UCS based CIMC controller and we can check Authentication Policies AAA on Cisco ACI APIC Dashboard

What is Cisco ACI APIC?

One of the important pillar of Cisco ACI is APIC which is known as Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller. It is single pane of glass for automation and management for the Cisco ACI fabric, policy enforcement, and health monitoring. It also optimizes performance and manages and operates a scalable multitenant Cisco ACI fabric.

Check out our earlier articles 
Part 1: How to check the Hardware & Firmware using on Cisco ACI APIC
Part 2: How to Verify DNS, NTP, SNMP, Syslog on Cisco ACI APIC CIMC controller
Part 3: How to Verify ACI Fabric Health Score and Overall Faults
Part 4: How to Verify Cisco ACI Pod Date and Time

Verification of Authentication Policies AAA

Step 1: Log in to the APIC GUI and Browse Admin → AAA → Authentication → AAA

Fig 1.1- Authentication Policies AAA

Step 2: Verify Properties, Default Authentication, Console Authentication and Login Domains are compliant with design.

Verification of Authentication Policies TACACS+

Step 1: Log in to the APIC GUI and Browse Admin → AAA → Authentication → TACACS

Fig 1.2- Authentication Policies TACACS+

Step 2: Verify that TACACS Providers configuration is compliant with design.

We will come up more in our next article to help you on Cisco ACI navigation and the procedure through the CLI and GUI.

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