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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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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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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Mar 14, 2018 1:01:28 PM

Disable User-ID Syslog messages

I get litterally millions of the syslog messages below (different users), and I think that they have to do with the user-id agent or user identificati...

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User-ID Articles

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Getting Started: User-ID

8 likes 7 comments 107057 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 45025 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

3 likes 1 comments 54179 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

2 likes 16778 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 14484 views Dec 23, 2014 3:57:37 PM by in Management Articles

Overview When using nested groups the firewall will be able to return all users within the group, along with users within the nested group. For example, the top_level_group contains two nested groups: nested_group_1, and nested_gr...