Is it possible to configure log-in/access logging (success & fail) locally on ASA?

If it's possible how?

If it's not then should I use asdm or TACACS?

  • Do you mean (admin) user login to the ASA?
    – Zac67
    Dec 13, 2022 at 7:29
  • yes! logging for local user authentication success or failure. Dec 13, 2022 at 7:32

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Cisco ASA can store logs locally but you will have much better results sending logs to an external syslog server.

It can also use external authentication like radius or tacacs+ but it can store events for local authentication if you want. Take a look at these log events for authentication and command logging:



Those should help you get started logging what you want but I would strongly recommend storing logs on a syslog server. Storing the logs in memory runs out quickly and you won't find what you want a lot of the time when you need to go back and look for it.

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    thx a lot! I solved this from your help! I appreciate it! Dec 20, 2022 at 7:56

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