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cli access with email usernames

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Has anyone been able to authenticate to the CLI using a username such as over SSH using TACACS+ as authentication. Authenticating using the WebUI works fine, but when you try to SSH using ssh it just sends you back to the username screen. ( user is a superadmin role)


Hi @samisu,

- What do you mean by "back to username screen"? Do you mean password prompt"

- I was thinking that two "@" could confuse the ssh command and it is not able to identify which part is username and which hostname, but I just test it and it seems it shouldn't be a problem. However just for the test, try to connect with "ssh -l ipaddress"

- What firewall system logs are showing when you try to login with ssh? Does it show the whole username ""?


On other hand - do you really need for the user to enter domain when accessing firewall management? If your TACACS is expecting username in the form of "", you can create Authentication Profile that will append the domain to the user input




Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite


This should work just based off of a quick test that I did as long as they SSH client being utilized isn't escaping anything. When you look at the logs (System -> (subtype eq auth)) do you see the proper user being submitted? 

@aleksandar.astardzhiev so I just test what you suggest with the ssh -l its the something. I can to screen prompting me to enter the password as soon as I enter the password the screen goes back to password:  and if I enter the password again I get a connection closed by ip address port 22. I think think the problem here is how its setup on the TACACS side.

As for the need, there are multiple domains and we have admins on different domains.


there is no logs in the PAN device showing any successful authentication. The logs from the TACACS server show it authenticated successfully. This points me to what I was thinking before. There is some type of miss configuration on the TACACS side. Thank you!

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