Correct way to setup UserID redistribution

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Correct way to setup UserID redistribution

L0 Member

Hi there,


I'm looking for the correct way to build our UserID redistribution topology based on our enterprise needs.


We have 1 Panorama appliance, 4 PA3020 hosting a GP Gateway component and 50 PA3020 for remote offices.


Our only source for UserID is the GP Gateways.


I've set up Panorama to retrieve UserID information from our 4 GP Gateway and our remote offices firewalls to pull UserID from Panorama, this works just fine.


I also need to have our whole company UserID database on the 4 GP Gateways. Won't it create a topology loop if I tell our GP Gateways to also retrieve UserID from Panorama?


Thanks for your help.


L7 Applicator

firewalls only share information they 'learned locally' to redistribution, so anything they learn FROM redistribution won't be fed back into it

Tom Piens

Hi @reaper,


I was hoping for what you said to be true, but in our environment we see the opposite.


We have two separate firewalls with GP portal and gateway on each. We have configured user-id redistribution between the two firewalls (in both directions). So each FW1 should redistribute user-id from local gp to FW2 and vice versa.


From the user-id logs below you can see that when user connect to GP on FW1 it will redistribute it to FW2, but FW2 will redistribute the same entry back to FW1.



It is probably worth mentioning that we are using pre-logon GP  and fw receives only the username (without the domain) from gp, so we had to put the domain in authentication profile. This probably explain why "user provided by source" for any gp related logs is only username.


I am looking for a way to avoid this "redistribution loop", but so far no luck.

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