What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

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L1 Bithead

What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

This is for a lab at the moment, but want real-world advice in case I attempt it.

 

I had a portal and gateway setup for client SSL VPN and wanted to add LSVPN.  Due to complete documents for each type of GP feature, but none combining the two, I went through many iterations of mixing the two, but always having some kind of error with needed profiles, cert errors, etc.  I then tried creating two gateways, but needed to hang one (LSVPN) off of a virtual router to get an external interface/IP I could put a cert on. The single portal, two interface/cert approach didn't work for the satelite because it didn't like the shifting of the URL and gave a cert error even though the root CA cert was working for the initial cert.  I then got it all to work by creating a second portal on the other virtual router with the gateway. 

 

I later switched the two, so client SSL VPN on the second router and LSVPN on the main router. I did this because OSPF can't be established between virtual routers, so the single SSL VPN subnet can easily be statically provisioned. 

 

In the end, I could have missed something and created a complex configuration I don't actually need, so I am just aksing if someone has gone through this and has a better way or some advice.

 

Thanks.


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Cyber Elite

Re: What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

@ccfalkner


@ccfalkner wrote:

To make it simpler, I was just using LDAP to authenticate my users.  When I put both the users and satelites on one gateway, the verification errors out if I don't have a certificate profile.  When that is added, my users error out due to not having their own certificate.  For some reason, if I have two gateways, and only one authentication method is used on each, there is no error if there is no certificate profile. 


Right. That's because doing this on a single gateway isn't supported, you need to utilize a seperate gateway for LSVPN. 

 

As for the address and the second VR, while you are correct, there is also a less complex way of doing things. Instead of creating a second VR, you can simply setup the gateway on a Loopback interface and then configure a NAT entry so you don't have to seperate things out. This keeps the complexity of your configuration down. 

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Cyber Elite

Re: What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

@ccfalkner,

It actually sounds like your end configuration is exactly how you should have this configured in regards to the limitations on OSPF VR configuration. I do kind of wonder why you needed to create two VRs though to get another Public IP assigned; you either didn't actually need to do that or something with your lab required you to with the rest of your lab configuration? 

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L1 Bithead

Re: What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

To make it simpler, I was just using LDAP to authenticate my users.  When I put both the users and satelites on one gateway, the verification errors out if I don't have a certificate profile.  When that is added, my users error out due to not having their own certificate.  For some reason, if I have two gateways, and only one authentication method is used on each, there is no configuration verification error if there is no certificate profile. 

 

There can only be one gateway on an address (you don't get the same address in the pull-down menue for the second gateway.)  and you can't put the same subnet on a different interface on the same router.  Therefore the need for the second VR.

 

This is all assuming there is no better way, which I am trying to verify there is/isn't.

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Cyber Elite

Re: What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

@ccfalkner


@ccfalkner wrote:

To make it simpler, I was just using LDAP to authenticate my users.  When I put both the users and satelites on one gateway, the verification errors out if I don't have a certificate profile.  When that is added, my users error out due to not having their own certificate.  For some reason, if I have two gateways, and only one authentication method is used on each, there is no error if there is no certificate profile. 


Right. That's because doing this on a single gateway isn't supported, you need to utilize a seperate gateway for LSVPN. 

 

As for the address and the second VR, while you are correct, there is also a less complex way of doing things. Instead of creating a second VR, you can simply setup the gateway on a Loopback interface and then configure a NAT entry so you don't have to seperate things out. This keeps the complexity of your configuration down. 

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L1 Bithead

Re: What is best way to provision Global Protect and LSVPN portal and gateway on one device?

There we go.  I was contemplating the NATing part, but didn't know how to accomplish that.  Didn't think of a loopback.  Excellent.  I will work on that right now and make it the solution as soon as it works for me.

 

Thanks alot.

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