Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) - Apply Policy to Devices
  • 13 Jun 2024
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Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) - Apply Policy to Devices

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Article summary

Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) - Apply Policy to Devices assigns a policy to devices in Cisco Identity Services Engine for:

  • Assets that match the selected saved query, and
  • Assets that match the Enforcement Action dynamic values, if defined.
  • Assets selected on the relevant asset page.

To use this Enforcement Action, you must successfully configure a Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) adapter connection.

See Creating Enforcement Sets to learn more about adding Enforcement Actions to Enforcement Sets.

General Settings

  • Enforcement Set name (required) - The name of the Enforcement Set. A default value is added by Axonius. You can change the name according to your needs.
  • Add description - Click to add a description of the Enforcement Set. It is recommended to describe what the Enforcement Set does.
  • Run action on assets matching following query (required) - Select an asset category and a query. The Enforcement Action will be run on the assets that match the query parameters.
  • Action name (required) - The name of the Main action. A default value is added by Axonius. You can change the name according to your needs.
  • Configure Dynamic Values - Toggle on to enter a Dynamic Value statement. See Creating Enforcement Action Dynamic Value Statements to learn more about Dynamic Value statement syntax.

Required Fields

These fields must be configured to run the Enforcement Set.

  • Policy Name - The name of Adaptive Network Control (ANC) policy to apply.
  • Compute Node - The Axonius node to use when connecting to the specified host. For more details, see Connecting Additional Axonius Nodes.

Additional Fields

These fields are optional.

  • Cisco ISE Domain - The hostname or IP address of the Cisco ISE server that Axonius can communicate with via the Required Ports.

  • Cisco pxGrid Domain - Set this parameter to connect to a pxgrid domain instead of the regular domain used for ERS. When this parameter is not set, the same ISE domain is used for both pxgrid and ERS APIs.

  • User Name and Password - The credentials for a user account that has the Required Permissions to fetch assets.

  • Use pxGrid to Fetch Live Sessions -

    • If enabled, Axonius will enrich the data collected from Cisco ISE by enabling pxGrid. Using pxGrid requires a plus licence and requires an additional authentication step from pxGrid Services on your Cisco ISE domain. For more details, see Authorize Axonius in pxGrid Services.
    • If disabled, Axonius will not enable pxGrid.
  • pxGrid Client Certificate / pxGrid Client Private Key / pxGrid Client Private Key Password / pxGrid Client Root CA chain - These settings are required for xmpp client with pxgrid 1.* For details, contact Axonius Support.


    The xmpp client has been deprecated by Cisco. Axonius will continue supporting it, but it is advised to transition to the REST client to fetch pxGrid data.

  • Use v1.1 Object Model for ERS API - Select when using either Cisco ISE versions 2.4 or 2.7, or if you receive a “Connection Fails” HTTP 400 error.


    This parameter is only used with the ERS API. It has no effect when using the pxGrid API.

  • Verify SSL - Select whether to verify the SSL certificate of the server against the CA database inside of Axonius. For more details, see SSL Trust & CA Settings.

  • HTTPS Proxy - Connect the adapter to a proxy instead of directly connecting it to the domain.

Required Permissions

The user account used to connect must have permissions to assign policies to devices. See Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).

For more details about other Enforcement Actions available, see Action Library.

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