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Registered: ‎10-15-2012

AP 802.1x via certificate on switch

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Dear,

 

our customer wants to have all his switches doing 802.1x on all of their ports.

For APs they first want to do mac-authentication to come in a VLAN where we can provision the APs, they also want to send a certificate to the AP to do the authentication on the switch afterwards. (and removing the mac-authentication for this AP after this)

Is this even possible?

I saw you can configure 802.1x Parameters using PEAP, but is it also possible to do 802.1x with a certificate on the APs?

 

Kind regards,

Thomas
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Re: AP 802.1x via certificate on switch

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EAP-PEAP (username/password) is the only supported method for the 802.1X supplicant on an access point.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security TME
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Re: AP 802.1x via certificate on switch


Thomasds wrote:

Dear, our customer wants to have all his switches doing 802.1x on all of their ports. For APs they first want to do mac-authentication to come in a VLAN where we can provision the APs, they also want to send a certificate to the AP to do the authentication on the switch afterwards. (and removing the mac-authentication for this AP after this) Is this even possible? I saw you can configure 802.1x Parameters using PEAP, but is it also possible to do 802.1x with a certificate on the APs? Kind regards,


That all depends on your switch.  If an AP is new, it will not do 802.1x.  Your switch can mac authenticate them and put them into the VLAN needed to provision 802.1x credentials.  When you provision 802.1x credentials, it should pass 802.1x on the switchport on the next reboot and then end up in the correct VLAN.  Access points do not use certificate-based authentication on their ports.

 



Colin Joseph
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Frequent Contributor I
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Registered: ‎10-15-2012

Re: AP 802.1x via certificate on switch

Thanks both for the reply

 

That was all I needed to know

 

Kind regards,

 

Thomas
ACMX#370 ACCP

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