F5BI-DM-000133 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to obscure feedback of authentication information during the authentication process to protect the information from possible exploitation/use by unauthorized individuals.

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To prevent the compromise of authentication information such as passwords during the authentication process, the feedback from the network device must not provide any information that would allow an unauthorized user to compromise the authentication mechanism.

Obfuscation of user-provided information when typed into the system is a method used in addressing this risk. For example, displaying asterisks when a user types in a password is an example of obscuring feedback of authentication information.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use SSL communications when connecting to a properly configured authentication server.

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References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000206, Rule-ID|SV-217406r879615_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000133, STIG-Legacy|SV-74593, STIG-Legacy|V-60163, Vuln-ID|V-217406

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 5a594fe8e740a2df3743c086589a9d2a66637793a17f8c20402edc1949e81bb8