User and group information must be directly integrated into the technology platforms that secure modern organizations. Knowing who is using the applications on your network, and who may have transmitted a threat or is transferring files, strengthens security policies and reduces incident response times. User-ID, a standard feature on Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls, enables you to leverage user information stored in a wide range of repositories.

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Feb 26, 2018 12:29:50 PM

Agentless or User-ID Agent?

Hi,In my environment, we have several domain controllers around the world across MPLS. In order for users to go out to the internet, they must have an...

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User ID Agent Questions (Windows & Intergrated)

I am taking online trainging & I would be super thankful if someone with solid PA experience could answer some questions & prov...

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Mar 7, 2018 3:34:14 PM

Customize User-ID Display

Is it possible to change how usernames are displayed in the Monitor tab?  Our samAccountNames are rather cryptic and it would be nice to be able ...

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May 17, 2018 9:57:55 PM

User-ID Agent exclusion list

Hi All Is it good practice to exlude all server subnets in exclude list as I believe we are not interested in administrators to IP mapping f...

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May 17, 2018 12:30:05 PM

User-ID based policies exclusion

Hi I want to enable user-id features in all security policies. But I have a question, from users to Domain controller, I should not use user-id f...

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User-ID Articles

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Getting Started: User-ID

8 likes 7 comments 110980 views Dec 15, 2015 2:43:15 PM by in Featured Articles

What more can my firewall do? Identify users!   Let's take a closer look at the options available to identify users by their username and what can be done with that information. We'll go over the configuration of the User-ID ...

User-ID resource list

9 likes 9 comments 47396 views Jan 5, 2016 2:41:18 PM by in Management Articles

Overview   The following table provides a list of valuable resources on configuring and troubleshooting User-ID:   TITLE DESCRIPTION TYPE BASIC     Agentless User-ID agent Configuration Video User-ID a...

User-ID best practices

4 likes 1 comments 56195 views Jan 18, 2014 11:24:00 AM by in Configuration Articles

Overview This document describes the two primary functions of User-ID: Enumeration of users and their associated group membership Mapping those users to their current IP addresses   Configuration tips and best practices are...

All about User-id domain map

4 likes 1 comments 18656 views Apr 17, 2017 2:33:57 PM by in Configuration Articles

Pre-requisites  You should have a working knowledge of:   Active Directory   User-id feature on the Palo Alto Networks firewall   Components Used The information in this document is based on these software and ...

User-ID Nested User Groups

5 comments 16476 views Dec 23, 2014 3:57:37 PM by in Management Articles

Overview When using nested user groups, the Palo Alto Networks firewall will be able to return all users within the main group, along with all users within the nested group(s). For example, if the "top_level_group" contains two ne...