Here are some notes on getting a basic ClearPass Captive Portal page to authenticate an unknown wired client connected to a Cisco Catalyst 3560. Before this is all done, make sure the NAD has been added to ClearPass.
First.. the general algorithm
- Mac Auth Service – Allow all
- Radius Request
- Authenticaiont Success
- Radius url-redirect VSAs sent
- User Sends HTTP traffic
- User redirect to ClearPass Portal
- User Sends Login from Portal
- Web Auth Occurs
- On Success- Radius CoA Terminate Session
- MAC Auth Service – Reauthenticate
- Radius Allow All Access VSA Sent
The first trick is to get the Wired Mac policy to classify. The default IETF attributes will not work, you must check access tracker for the correct inputs that are being sent from the authenticator (switch).
The second gotcha is the Use Cached Policy checkbox in the Enforcement tab. Its not really emphasized in the documentation, but after the web auth happens, the MAC caching policy will not pick up the role assigned unless you enable the cached policy check.
There are many pages on Aruba’s documentation sites that document the required switch configuration, the main configuration lines are the following:
ip address 192.168.X.XXX 255.255.255.0
ip helper-address <CP_IP>
aaa authentication dot1x default group radius
aaa authorization network default group radius
aaa accounting update periodic 1
aaa accounting dot1x default start-stop group radius
aaa server radius dynamic-author
client <CP IP> server-key aruba123!
ip dhcp snooping
ip device tracking
ip access-list extended weblogin
deny tcp any host 192.168.3.241
permit tcp any any
radius-server host <CP_IP> key <RADIUS_KEY>
switchport access vlan X
switchport mode access
authentication order dot1x mab
authentication priority dot1x mab
authentication port-control auto
authentication timer reauthenticate server
dot1x pae authenticator
dot1x timeout server-timeout 30
dot1x max-req 3
dot1x max-reauth-req 3
Other useful switch config hints:
# Make sure the native VLAN is set for the trunk port
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport trunk native vlan X
switchport trunk allowed vlan X
switchport mode trunk
ntp server 220.127.116.11 prefer
clock timezone CST -5 0
clock summer-time CDT recurring
enable password cisco
username cisco privilege 15 password 0 cisco
This will setup a Virtual Switch Fabric or VSF on two switches that support this feature. Tested on a two 2930F 8 port. Switches are named Core-1 and Core-2
#on Core-1... config t #disable all interfaces interface 1-10 disable #set port 8 as primary vsf uplink vsf member 1 link 1 8 #specify vsf domain vsf enable domain 1 #reload the switch, after reboot check vsf status show vsf show vsf link show vsf member 1 #on Core-2 get mac address and model show system #provision core-2 as standby... all commands still done on Core-1.. #aka commander. Switch type is model number vsf member 2 type <switch type> module 2 type <switch-type> mac-address <macaddress> #on Core-2... #disable all interfaces on core-2,except uplink to core-1 -> core-2 config t interface 1-7,9,10 disable #erase config and reload Core-2 after plugging in uplink to both switches erase-startup config
The following deletes all old kernels except for the current one in use.
sudo apt-get purge $(dpkg -l ‘linux-*’ | sed ‘/^ii/!d;/'”$(uname -r | sed “s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/”)”‘/d;s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/;/[0-9]/!d’ | head -n -1) –assume-yes
If you have a small (less than 8 GB) USB drive available, upgrading AOS can be done via the USB port on a wireless controller. For the USB’s file system, FAT32 is an option for Windows users.
After booting into CPBoot (the second boot prompt)
#start the usb port usb start 1 #check if usb port is reading usb dev # to check if the file system is readable.. dir 1 # ex. upgrade command upgrade 0:0 1:1 Arubaimage/ArubaOS_72xx_18.104.22.168_53338
You can find the open source program on MrS0m30n3’s Repository.
For window users, look for the installer.
Service Fabric was officially released about a year ago with the promise that it would be ported to Linux. The first Linux port, which is a preview, is out. You can find the directions on getting it up and running here.
I was able to setup Service Fabric using Ubuntu Server 16.01 LTS running on Virtual Box. A few notes about this Service Fabric release:
- Allocate plenty of disk space. Running the service fabric cluster and installing everything (Azure CLI, Service Fabric SDK, Cluster Manager, OS) is 6.7 GB on my main user partition.
- Starting the server cluster does take awhile, about 4-5 minutes on my machine. You have to wait a few minutes after the script finishes setting up.
- The Yeoman Generator seen in the demo, azuresfcsharp, is in the Service Fabric SDK.
system update -i email@example.com:/var/home/alexkuo/CPPM-x86_64-20160306-clearpass-6.5-updates-6-aruba-65-patch.signed.bin
Found a tool on Code Project that exports MS SQL Server Database schema and data into a Sqlite database. This is done through a ADO.NET connection.
I could not get the latest source on Github to work with SQL Server 2014, but the original program posted on Code Project works fine.
Reference Link: Code Project