GlobalProtect Multiple Auth Failed

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GlobalProtect Multiple Auth Failed

L3 Networker

My GP is only using local database authentication.

My goal was for a small group to have access to specific resources and the everyone else to have access to much narrower resources.

I created 2 Authentication Profiles:  1 with the limited members and the other with everyone else.  The one with limited members I created a local User Group and used that in the Auth profile.  The other Auth Profile I just added all the other local users directly.


What I tried was in both the Portal and Gateway was to create 2 Auths under Portal> Agent and under Gateway > Agent > Client settings.  I set the order so the limited group Auth came first specifying the local User Group and then a 2nd Auth with the Users set to any.


Per the logs, the Portal authenticated just fine.  The issue was at the Gateway where authentication was failing.

Under Monitor > Global Protect the log was showing gateway authentication was failing with "Authentication failed:  invalid username or password".  We did verify that the correct username and password was being used.


In an effort to get things working I ended up creating and Authentication sequence, removed the second Auth from both the Portal and the Gateway and then it all started working correctly.  It's just not what I wanted.  I had to "fix" it by using Security Policies to limit who had access to what.


I checked the documentation and forums and couldn't find anything on my situation.  AFAIK I was setting this up and using it as intended.  Again, Portal auth worked fine but it failed at the Gateway.


Anyone can shed some light?



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