Applies To:Show Versions
- 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.0
Overview of Portal Access
Overview: What is portal access?
About portal access configuration elements
- A portal access resource including one or more portal access resource items
- An access profile
- An access policy that assigns both:
- A portal access resource
- A portal access or full webtop
- A rewrite profile (you can use the default rewrite profile)
- A connectivity profile
- A virtual server that assigns the access profile and a rewrite profile
Understanding portal access patching
Understanding full patching mode
Patching content type
Rewrites links in HTML content to redirect to the Access Policy Manager.
Rewrites links to CSS files, and within CSS content, to redirect to the Access Policy Manager.
Rewrites links in Flash movies and objects to redirect requests to the Access Policy Manager.
Rewrites link content in Java code to redirect requests to the Access Policy Manager. Access Policy Manager can also relay and handle any socket connections required by a patched Java applet.
Understanding minimal patching mode
- You must create a local traffic pool for the application server or servers, and select it as the default pool in the virtual server definition.
- You must add a portal access resource item to the portal access resource, and configure it with host*, and port0(or any). In addition, the path /* must be specified in the resource item.
- You must configure the schemeany, nothttporhttps.
- Minimal patching does not use a webtop, and will fail if one is assigned. For this reason, you must disable thePublish on webtopoption, and you can not assign a webtop to the minimal patching access policy branch.
Specifies a method of patching that replaces all HTTP scheme addresses with HTTPS scheme addresses.
Specifies a method of patching where one or multiple hosts (typically the actual application server host name) are replaced with another host, the Access Policy Manager virtual server. You can specify multiple hosts separated with spaces for host search strings. The host replace string must be the Access Policy Manager virtual server IP address or fully qualified domain name (FQDN).
Additional resources and documentation for BIG-IP Access Policy Manager
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Application Access
This guide contains information for an administrator to configure application tunnels for secure, application-level TCP/IP connections from the client to the network.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Authentication Essentials
This guide contains information to help an administrator understand authentication concepts, such as AAA server, SSL certificate, local user database, and so on.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Authentication Methods
This guide contains information describes different types of authentication, including Active Directory, LDAP and LDAPS, RSA SecurID, RADIUS, OCSP, CRLDP, Certificate, TACACS+, and so on.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: OAuth Concepts and Configuration
This guide describes OAuth concepts and explains how to configure the system to use OAuth authorization servers, resource servers, and other examples.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: SAML Configuration
This guide introduces SAML concepts and provides several examples using APM as a SAML IdP, as a SAML service provider, and others.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Single Sign-On Concepts and Configuration
This guide describes how to configure different types of single sign-on methods, such as HTTP basic, HTTP forms-based, NTLMV1, NTLMV2, Kerberos, OAuth Bearer.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Customization
This guide provides information about using the APM customization tool to provide users with a personalized experience for access policy screens, and errors. An administrator can apply your organization's brand images and colors, change messages and errors for local languages, and change the layout of user pages and screens.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Edge Client and Application Configuration
This guide contains information for an administrator to configure the BIG-IP system for browser-based access with the web client as well as for access using BIG-IP Edge Client and BIG-IP Edge Apps. It also includes information about how to configure or obtain client packages and install them for BIG-IP Edge Client for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and Edge Client command-line interface for Linux.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Implementations
This guide contains implementations for synchronizing access policies across BIG-IP systems, hosting content on a BIG-IP system, maintaining OPSWAT libraries, configuring dynamic ACLs, web access management, and configuring an access policy for routing.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Network Access
This guide contains information for an administrator to configure APM Network Access to provide secure access to corporate applications and data using a standard web browser.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Portal Access
This guide contains information about how to configure APM Portal Access. In Portal Access, APM communicates with back-end servers, rewrites links in application web pages, and directs additional requests from clients back to APM.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Secure Web Gateway
This guide contains information to help an administrator configure Secure Web Gateway (SWG) explicit or transparent forward proxy and apply URL categorization and filtering to Internet traffic from your enterprise.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Third-Party Integration
This guide contains information about integrating third-party products with Access Policy Manager (APM). It includes implementations for integration with VMware Horizon View, Oracle Access Manager, Citrix Web Interface site, and so on.
BIG-IP Access Policy Manager: Visual Policy Editor
This guide contains information about how to use the visual policy editor to configure access policies.
Release notes contain information about the current software release, including a list of associated documentation, a summary of new features, enhancements, fixes, known issues, and available workarounds.
Knowledge base articles are responses and resolutions to known issues, additional configuration instructions, and how-to information.