F5BI-DM-000269 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to employ automated mechanisms to centrally manage authentication settings.


The use of authentication servers or other centralized management servers for providing centralized authentication services is required for network device management. Maintaining local administrator accounts for daily usage on each network device without centralized management is not scalable or feasible. Without centralized management, it is likely that credentials for some network devices will be forgotten, leading to delays in administration, which itself leads to delays in remediating production problems and in addressing compromises in a timely fashion.

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Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use an approved remote authentication server to employ automated mechanisms to centrally manage authentication settings.

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References: 800-53|CM-6(1), 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, CCI|CCI-000370, Rule-ID|SV-217420r557520_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000269, STIG-Legacy|SV-74657, STIG-Legacy|V-60227, Vuln-ID|V-217420

Plugin: F5

Control ID: fe10f560c14801b19c1e7d547adf14272085589e89d70f3e588b88b974b568fb