Okta Admin Authentication on HA deployment

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Okta Admin Authentication on HA deployment

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I have configured multiple Active/Passive firewalls for Okta SSO (admin authentication) this is working as expected on the active devices, however I was planning to use a separate authentication profile for the passive devices. Everytime I push the profile for the secondary firewall it syncs it back to the primary.


It was my understanding that authentication profiles don't sync in HA (https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/pan-os/high-availability/reference-ha-synch...). The devices are running 8.0.9. so I am not sure if this is expected behaviour and/or how to get around it


Thanks for the use case, I hadn't realized it was specific to the hostname/IP. Makes it impossible to use Okta syncing like that.


It sounds like you're hitting a bug. The profiles should sync but the actual settings for the admin login shouldn't. I'd recommend getting your support case reopened if it's closed, if it's a known limitation then it should be well documented at the very least.

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