F5BI-DM-000003 - The BIG-IP appliance must limit the number of concurrent sessions to the Configuration Utility to 10 or an organization-defined number - 1 for each administrator account and/or administrator account type.

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Device management includes the ability to control the number of administrators and management sessions that manage a device. Limiting the number of allowed administrators and sessions per administrator is helpful in limiting risks related to DoS attacks.

This requirement addresses concurrent sessions for administrative accounts and does not address concurrent sessions by a single administrator via multiple administrative accounts. The maximum number of concurrent sessions should be defined based upon mission needs and the operational environment for each system.


Configure the BIG-IP appliance either to limit the number of concurrent sessions to 10 or an organization-defined number.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000054, Rule-ID|SV-217381r879511_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000003, STIG-Legacy|SV-74521, STIG-Legacy|V-60091, Vuln-ID|V-217381

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 56f7be271d34497c639e9d2a31be6a23e0777b73ccce0642004b11d0d9025fa8