ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

I was writing some new posts and realized that I missed one basic post for you. If you ever went through the process of provisioning many new AP’s to a controller, you may be looked for a simpler way to do the provisioning work. The solution is the whitelist. Every ArubaOS controller has an internal whitelist … Read more ArubaOS Controller Whitelist Sync with ClearPass

Captive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

On a regular basis, I get the question on how to configure a wireless captive portal without the PEFNG license on the controller. This post is to address this and to show how you can use a wireless captive portal without PEFNG license. Notice, I always recommend using PEFNG license. Not to use PEFNG should … Read more Captive Portal without PEFNG License on ArubaOS8

ClearPass Guest Operator Login with AD

ClearPass Guest is one of the most used guest systems and makes it very easy to allow specific people or a group of people to create guest accounts. They can also maintain their own accounts. To allow this you need to configure the ClearPass Guest operator login. The last post about operator login for ClearPass covered the login … Read more ClearPass Guest Operator Login with AD

ClearPass Operator Login with Active Directory

When you setup ClearPass, you always need to authenticate your operator. In this post, I will describe an easy way to use Active Directory for ClearPass operator login. I use AD here because most of my customers use AD. So, we can work with it and do not have to set up something new or … Read more ClearPass Operator Login with Active Directory

iMC Operator Login with Radius (ClearPass)

Long ago, I configured my iMC server to use AD based operator login. you can read the post here. After having ClearPass up and running I will do the iMC operator login with radius. This post describes how this works. iMC Operator Login: Prepare ClearPass The first step is to prepare ClearPass. Those are the normal steps … Read more iMC Operator Login with Radius (ClearPass)

CLI based OVA/OVF Deployment for ESXi

I use ESXi in my lab and need to deploy new VM’s on a regular basis. Whenever possible, I use an OVA/OVF deployment as this is very handy and easy. Unfortunately, I have no vSphere license so I use the ESXi embedded host client for administration. This shiny web UI has one drawback. It cannot deploy OVA/OVF … Read more CLI based OVA/OVF Deployment for ESXi

External SQL Authentication Source with ClearPass

Recently, I had a customer who had all of his user accounts in an external SQL database and we were looking for a way to authenticate against this external SQL authentication source with ClearPass. It is easy, to get this working and the following post demonstrates the configuration. ClearPass supports MSSQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL out … Read more External SQL Authentication Source with ClearPass

How To use the ClearPass RestAPI

This article is all about the ClearPass RestAPI. My goal is to give you a short overview of the capabilities of the ClearPass RestAPI and show one possible use case. Maybe you can comment on the article and describe your use case. I’m working on a project with the need to onboard a device with ClearPass. … Read more How To use the ClearPass RestAPI

MAC Authentication with Username using ClearPass

Ever wondered why you can’t use MAC authentication and get the correct username for monitoring purposes, for example? Actually, with ClearPass you can use MAC authentication with a username. You can return the correct username, not the MAC address so that monitoring applications can use this username instead of the MAC address. Configure the Controller … Read more MAC Authentication with Username using ClearPass