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Registered: ‎01-28-2009

Clear Pass Machine Authentication

We are looking into using the Clear Pass product to authenticate corporate and guest devices into our network. We have a majority of XP machines with new Win 7 coming in. The XP machines are staged to use the Intel PRo wireless utilitiy. We chose the Intel Pro utility beacause with XP we found it worked the best with our wireless clients pre SP3.

 

The plan was to have CLearpass look for machine auth and AD login credentials as the determination factor for the corporate network. The issue is Clearpass is unable to distinguish machine auth with the Intel Pro utility it needs the windows utility.

 

Has anyone had any expericence with this that they would like to share?

 

Or alternatives?

 

Aruba's fix was to change all our laptops from Intel Pro to Windows in the utlity management. But with 3500 laptops that is a huge obstacle.

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: Clear Pass Machine Authentication


netbum wrote:

We are looking into using the Clear Pass product to authenticate corporate and guest devices into our network. We have a majority of XP machines with new Win 7 coming in. The XP machines are staged to use the Intel PRo wireless utilitiy. We chose the Intel Pro utility beacause with XP we found it worked the best with our wireless clients pre SP3.

 

The plan was to have CLearpass look for machine auth and AD login credentials as the determination factor for the corporate network. The issue is Clearpass is unable to distinguish machine auth with the Intel Pro utility it needs the windows utility.

 

Has anyone had any expericence with this that they would like to share?

 

Or alternatives?

 

Aruba's fix was to change all our laptops from Intel Pro to Windows in the utlity management. But with 3500 laptops that is a huge obstacle.

 

Thanks,

 

 

 


So,

 

The Windows XP and Windows 7 client work very well with group policy for user and machine authentication.  Windows has come a long way.  A migration plan that involves scripting the  MSI uninstall of the proset client along with group policy distributing the WLAN configuration is the best route you can take, instead of maintaining yet another piece of software on your machines.



Colin Joseph
Aruba Customer Engineering

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