Controller Based WLANs

How to connect to an Aruba controller using ssh with certificates from a linux machine

by on ‎07-01-2014 03:35 PM

From the WebUI Configuration page:

 

1.   Upload a client certificate to the controller:    

 

             Management -> Certificates -> Upload

 

controller_upload.JPG

 

2.   Enable SSH authentication using Client public key:    

 

                Management -> General

SSH.JPG

 

3.   Add a management user:                   

 

Management -> Administration -> Add User

 

management_user.JPG

 

On a linux machine: 

 

  1. Copy the client certificate private key to the user's directory ~/.ssh/ folder
  2. Change its owner to the user and its access permissions to 600.
  3. Optionally rename it to id_rsa
  4. if not renamed, run the following command:  "ssh -i ~/.ssh//<private key> <username>@<controller IP address>"
  5. You may get prompted for the private key passcode if set, and once entered you will get the controller prompt.
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