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Webgateway Inline + Proxy mode & AD Authentication

Created: 12 Jun 2013 • Updated: 13 Jun 2013 | 2 comments
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We are in a process of using Symantec Webgateway in our environment.

We want to use it in a Inline + Proxy mode configuration.

This way it will be transparent & all traffic will go through it without teh ened to use Proxy inside any browser.

What we need to do is authentication

1- If user is already logged in into our DOmain Active Directory it does not need to authenticate because he is already authenticated

2- If the user is using a MAC,Iphone,Ipad,Laptop and he is outside our domain so he should be authenticated and he should provide his user and pw to browse.

Is using the webgateway in a Inline + Proxy mode work with Authentication through our AD?

I saw the below implementationguide and it does not mention anything about this subject.

Thank you

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SMLatCST's picture

First off, if you're not going to be configuring any of your endpoint machines to the use the proxy, the you can set the SWG to work in "Inline Only" mode (the proxy bit is only required if you're pointing endpoint machines' browsers at the SWG).

To answer your question however, yes the SWG is able to authenticate users against AD when operating Inline.  To get the behaviour you're after, you'll want to enable NTLM authentication and set an "Enforce Authentication" policy.

More info below: