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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-25-2009

Bridged SSID with PSK & Mac Address Authentication?

Quick question, as I seem to be having a bit of difficulty combining PSK with Mac authentication.

* Remote AP
* Bridged WPA-PSK SSID
* Mac Authentication

The PSK has no issues, but it seems as if the Mac auth is ignored completely.
I haven't tried this in split tunneled or tunneled mode yet, but wanted to ask if anyone else has tried this.

Aruba OS - RN 3.1.4
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Quick question, as I seem to be having a bit of difficulty combining PSK with Mac authentication.

* Remote AP
* Bridged WPA-PSK SSID
* Mac Authentication

The PSK has no issues, but it seems as if the Mac auth is ignored completely.
I haven't tried this in split tunneled or tunneled mode yet, but wanted to ask if anyone else has tried this.

Aruba OS - RN 3.1.4




Please Open a support case for this. As long as you have have a MAC authentication profile in your AAA profile along with a MAC authentication server group, this should work.

Also use the command "show aaa state configuration" to see if you are passing or failing mac authentication:

(M3.arubanetworks.com) # show aaa state configuration 

Authentication State
--------------------
Name Value
---- -----
Switch IP 10.24.24.16
Master IP 10.24.24.16
Switch Role master
Current/Max/Total Users 30/128/28078
Current/Max/Total Stations 28/45/66550
Captive Portal Users 1
802.1x Users 17
VPN Users 40
MAC Users 0
Stateful 802.1x Users 0
Tunneled users 0
Configured user roles 15
Configured session ACL 39
Configured destinations 13
Configured services 56
Configured Auth servers 2
Auth server in service 2
Radius server timeouts 21

Successful authentications
--------------------------
Web MAC VPN 802.1x Krb RadAcct SecureID Stateful-802.1x Management
--- --- --- ------ --- ------- -------- --------------- ----------
99 0 4380 7838 0 0 0 0 0

Failed authentications
----------------------
Web MAC VPN 802.1x Krb RadAcct SecureID Stateful-802.1x Management
--- --- --- ------ --- ------- -------- --------------- ----------
144 0 1022 693 0 0 0 0 0

Idled users = 19041
Mobility = Enabled
fast age = Disabled
Bandwith contracts = 0/0
IP takeovers = 6
Ping/SYN/Session attacks = 0/0/0


Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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Occasional Contributor II
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎05-25-2009

Re: Bridged SSID with PSK & Mac Address Authentication?

Thanks for your reply...

As a follow up on this, i've now tested it against tunneled and split-tunneled SSIDs, and Mac auth works as expected.

So this is a bridged - mac auth issue, as I suspected.

I'll contact the TAC about this to proceed.
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