A new setting, Write to Local Database on the Report Preferences screen, enables you to stop writing logs to the local log database. By default, this setting is selected. If you clear it, APM reports are empty or contain only data written previously to the local database.
A new report displays a summary view of sessions for IP addresses that are present in the IP intelligence database. The IP intelligence database is populated only when IP intelligence is enabled on your system.
A report column specifies the reputation of the IP address that initiated the session. The column displays Unknown when IP intelligence is not enabled on the BIG-IP system.
When you click the View Session Detail link from the All Sessions report, a tab opens to display a hierarchy of session variables for active sessions. For inactive sessions, the View Session Details tab displays a list with time, name, and value, for any session variables that were logged. An access policy can log session variables when you include a Logging action in the policy.
A CAPTCHA is a test that tries to determine whether a user is a human or a bot. A popular CAPTCHA displays wavy text that a human must decipher and type. Vendors provide CAPTCHA services that present challenges and verify results.
In APM, you specify the CAPTCHA service in a CAPTCHA configuration, and then add a CAPTCHA challenge to a Logon Page action in any access policy.
You can present a logon page in the access policy to prompt users for a username and password or other identifying information. The logon page action typically precedes the authentication action that checks the credentials provided on the logon page. You can add other checks before or after the logon page check.
You can customize the logon page with custom fields and text for different sections of the logon form. On the logon page you can also localize text messages for different languages. The logon page can display as many as five customizable fields.
You can define a logon page agent with the following elements and options:
You can also customize the fields and images on the logon page with the following options.