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The Benefits of Tracking an IP Address Location
In today’s digital age, tracking an IP address location has become an important tool for businesses and individuals alike. An IP address is a unique numerical identifier assigned to each device connected to the internet. By tracking an IP address location, businesses can gain valuable insights into their customers’ online behavior and preferences. Individuals can also use this information to protect their online privacy and security. Here are some of the key benefits of tracking an IP address location:
One of the main benefits of tracking an IP address location is enhanced security. By knowing where a device is located, businesses can better protect their networks from malicious activity. Additionally, individuals can use this information to identify suspicious activity on their own devices or networks. This can help them take steps to protect their data and privacy from potential threats.
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Overall, tracking an IP address location provides numerous benefits for both businesses and individuals alike. From enhanced security to improved customer insights, this tool can help organizations better understand their customers’ needs and preferences in order to provide more targeted content and services.
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ASA AnyConnect VPN with Static Client IP Address
When using a Cisco ASA with the AnyConnect VPN Client software in some instances it is useful to assign the same static IP address to a client whenever they connect to the VPN. Within Active Directory you can configure per user a static IP address and use this IP address whenever the user connects to the VPN. The RADIUS Server (in this instance Cisco ISE 2.0) can be configured to query the attribute in AD which is the” msRADIUSFramedIPAddress” value and assign to the client whenever they connect.
This post only describes configuring a static IP address on a Cisco AnyConnect Remote Access VPN. Refer to the following posts for more detail instructions on how to configure ASA Remote Access VPN and integrated with Cisco ISE for authentication: ASA AnyConnect SSL-VPN ASA AnyConnect IKEv2/IPSec VPN
Windows 7 SP1 (Client) Windows 2008 R2 (Active Directory Domain Controller) Cisco ISE 2.0 (RADIUS Server) Cisco ASAv v9.6(1) Cisco AnyConnect Client 4.2.01022
Cisco ASA Configuration
- Modify the existing IP Address Pool to decrease the number of IP addresses, leaving space at the end of the range (or beginning) to be used for statically assigned IP addresses.
AD Account Modification
- Select a test account within AD
- Modify the properties of the test account; select the “Dial-in” tab
- Tick the “Assign Static IP Address” box
- Click the “Static IP Address” button
- Tick “Assign a static IPv4 address” box and enter and IP address from within the IP address range defined on the Cisco ASA appliances
- Click “OK” to complete the configuration
Cisco ISE Configuration
Add ad attribute.
- Modify the configuration of the existing Active Directory External Identity Source and select Edit
- Click “Attributes” tab
- Click “Add” > “Select Attributes from Directory”
- Enter the name of the test user previously modified to add the Static IP address and select “Retrieve Attributes”
- Ensure you tick the box “msRADIUSFramedIPAddress” and click “Ok”
IMPORTANT – If you do not previously assign as static IP address to the user account you are using to query AD for the list of attributes the “msRADIUSFramedIPAddress” will not be in the list to select.
- Edit the attribute “msRADIUSFramedIPAddress” and change the “Type” value from STRING to IPv4
- Click “Save”
Create Authorization Profile
- Create a new “Authorization Profile” called “Static-VPN-IP-Address” – Policy > Policy Elements > Results > Authorization > Authorization Profiles
NOTE – “LAB_AD” will equal the name of YOUR Active Directory
Modify Policy Set
- Modify the existing Policy and the “Static-VPN-IP-Address” Authorization Profile
Test AnyConnect VPN Client
- Log in to the VPN using the test client, once successfully authenticated you can check to see if the client has been assigned the correct IP address
- Within the RADIUS authentication logs double check to confirm the Framed-IP-Address value was used
Repeating the test for a user that does NOT have a static IP address assigned with in AD continues to work and an IP address is assigned from configured IP Address Pool on the ASA.
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Assigning a Static IP to Cisco Anyconnect VPN
Do any of you have any experience assigning static IPs to remote users that are using Cisco Anyconnect VPN? I am attempting to give an employee a static IP address when they are working remotely but am struggling to do so. Thanks everybody!
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2 ways to do this - radius assigned IP address, or direct within user policy on the ASA.
Radius requires the user auth to be via radisus. See Jessevas post/link
Or if you use a local user on the ASA you can specify an ip address in that users details. Typically when needing to do this, I would create a different policy for users that need this feature and use local ASA user accounts for this. See https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/security/asa-5500-x-series-next-generation-firewalls/1096... Opens a new window
Why do they need a fixed ip?
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ASA/PIX: Static IP Addressing for IPSec VPN Client with CLI and ASDM Configuration Example
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This document describes how to configure the Cisco 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) to provide the Static IP address to the VPN client with the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) or CLI. The ASDM delivers world-class security management and monitoring through an intuitive, easy-to-use Web-based management interface. Once the Cisco ASA configuration is complete, it can be verified with the Cisco VPN Client.
Refer to PIX/ASA 7.x and Cisco VPN Client 4.x with Windows 2003 IAS RADIUS (Against Active Directory) Authentication Configuration Example in order to set up the remote access VPN connection between a Cisco VPN Client (4.x for Windows) and the PIX 500 Series Security Appliance 7.x. The remote VPN Client user authenticates against the Active Directory with a Microsoft Windows 2003 Internet Authentication Service (IAS) RADIUS server.
Refer to PIX/ASA 7.x and Cisco VPN Client 4.x for Cisco Secure ACS Authentication Configuration Example in order to set up a remote access VPN connection between a Cisco VPN Client (4.x for Windows) and the PIX 500 Series Security Appliance 7.x with a Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS version 3.2) for extended authentication (Xauth).
This document assumes that the ASA is fully operational and configured to allow the Cisco ASDM or CLI to make configuration changes.
Note: Refer to Allowing HTTPS Access for ASDM or PIX/ASA 7.x: SSH on the Inside and Outside Interface Configuration Example to allow the device to be remotely configured by the ASDM or Secure Shell (SSH).
The information in this document is based on these software and hardware versions:
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 7.x and later
Adaptive Security Device Manager Version 5.x and later
Cisco VPN Client Version 4.x and later
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
This configuration can also be used with Cisco PIX Security Appliance Version 7.x and later.
Refer to Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.
In this section, you are presented with the information to configure the features described in this document.
Note: Use the Command Lookup Tool ( registered customers only) in order to obtain more information on the commands used in this section.
This document uses this network setup:
Note: The IP addressing schemes used in this configuration are not legally routable on the Internet. They are RFC 1918 addresses, which were used in a lab environment.
Configure Remote Access VPN (IPSec)
Complete these steps in order to configure the remote access VPN:
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network (Client) Access > Advanced > IPSec > IKE Policies > Add in order to create a ISAKMP policy.
Provide the ISAKMP policy details.
Click OK and Apply .
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network (Client) Access > Advanced > IPSec > IKE Parameters to enable the IKE on the Outside Interface.
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network (Client) Access > Advanced > IPSec > IPSec Transform Sets > Add in order to create the ESP-DES-SHA transform set, as shown.
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network (Client) Access > Advanced > IPSec > Crypto Maps > Add in order to create a crypto map with dynamic policy of priority 1, as shown.
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > AAA Setup > Local Users > Add in order to create the user account (for example, username - cisco123 and Password - cisco123) for VPN client access.
Go to VPN Policy and add the Static/Dedicated IP Address for user "cisco123," as follows.
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network (Client) Access > Address Assignment > Address Pools and click Add to add the VPN Client for VPN Client users.
Choose Configuration > Remote Access VPN > Network (Client) Access > IPSec Connection Profiles > Add in order to add a tunnel group (for example, TunnelGroup1 and the Preshared key as cisco123), as shown.
Under the Basic tab, choose the server group as LOCAL for the User Authentication field.
Choose vpnclient1 as the Client Address Pools for the VPN Client users.
Choose Advanced > Client Addressing and check the Use address pool check box to assign the IP Address to the VPN clients.
Note: Make sure to uncheck the check boxes for Use authentication server and Use DHCP .
Enable the Outside interface for IPSec Access. Click Apply to proceed.
Configure the ASA/PIX with CLI
Complete these steps in order to configure the DHCP server to provide IP addresses to the VPN clients from the command line. Refer to Configuring Remote Access VPNs or Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances-Command References for more information on each command that is used.
Cisco VPN Client Configuration
Attempt to connect to the Cisco ASA with the Cisco VPN Client in order to verify that the ASA is successfully configured.
Choose Start > Programs > Cisco Systems VPN Client > VPN Client .
Click New to launch the Create New VPN Connection Entry window.
Fill in the details of your new connection.
Enter the name of the Connection Entry along with a description. Enter the outside IP address of the ASA in the Host box. Then enter the VPN Tunnel Group name (TunnelGroup1) and password (Pre-shared Key - cisco123) as configured in ASA. Click Save .
Click the connection that you want to use, and click Connect from the VPN Client main window.
When prompted, enter the Username : cisco123 and Password : cisco123 as configured in the ASA for Xauth, and click OK to connect to the remote network.
The VPN Client is connected with the ASA at the central site.
Once the connection is successfully established, choose Statistics from the Status menu to verify the details of the tunnel.
Use this section to confirm that your configuration works properly.
The Output Interpreter Tool ( registered customers only) (OIT) supports certain show commands. Use the OIT to view an analysis of show command output.
show crypto isakmp sa —Shows all current IKE Security Associations (SAs) at a peer.
show crypto ipsec sa —Shows the settings used by current SAs.
This section provides information you can use to troubleshoot your configuration. Sample debug output is also shown.
Note: For more information on troubleshooting Remote Access IPSec VPN refer Most Common L2L and Remote Access IPSec VPN Troubleshooting Solutions .
Clear Security Associations
When you troubleshoot, make sure to clear existent Security Associations after you make a change. In the privileged mode of the PIX, use these commands:
clear [crypto] ipsec sa —Deletes the active IPSec SAs. The keyword crypto is optional.
clear [crypto] isakmp sa —Deletes the active IKE SAs. The keyword crypto is optional.
Note: Refer to Important Information on Debug Commands before you use debug commands.
debug crypto ipsec 7 —Displays the IPSec negotiations of Phase 2.
debug crypto isakmp 7 —Displays the ISAKMP negotiations of Phase 1.
- Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances Support Page
- Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances Command References
- Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances Support Page
- Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances Command Reference
- Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager
- IPSec Negotiation/IKE Protocols Support Page
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Cisco ASA VPN with static addresses
We have a group of machines that connect via the AnyConnect VPN software and get assigned a specific IP address. We then have software that sends data to that machine based on that IP. However, we have had a problem where that machine loses its connection, attempts to reconnect and gets a DHCP address rather than the static one we need.
The behavior we want is that if the machine attempts to login in even if the connection has not timed out that it would kill the older session and restart a new one and give it the correct address.
Is this possible? Any idea why we wouldn't get the right address?
- Some more detail would help. How are you currently assigning IP addresses? – GdD Feb 21, 2013 at 16:18
- with a static "framed-ip-address" and it seems that subsequent sessions are issued address by a specified dhcp-server value – Ross R Feb 21, 2013 at 20:26
As far as I remember, internal DHCP server provided by the Cisco ASA does not support IP address reservation with MAC address ( https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/10344501/static-dhcp-ip-mac-address-reservation-asa ). Therefore, I would suggest, that you could try using external DHCP server with Cisco ASA, and configure leases there:
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