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ClearPass Portal URL

We are working on a new soluton for campus where students authenciate to 802.11 and then can go to a Clear Pass portal page to register non-802.11 devices like Roku, game consoles, etc.  Currently the portal is using a URL that contains IP address and we would like to use something (CNAME) like devices.millsaps.edu.  How can we change the URL for the Clear Pass portal?

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Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Add a CNAME in DNS pointing to your ClearPass VIP and be sure that name is valid in your HTTPS certificate.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480

Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Are you using an Aruba controller ?
Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Victor - yes we are.

 

Tim - thanks for prompt response.  The default URL is https://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX/guest/auth_login.php.  I tried to add a CNAME using this and it does not work.

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Re: ClearPass Portal URL

You should never be accessing ClearPass by IP. Do you have all the proper A records created for your cluster?


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Believe so according to set up guide.  If we did not use IP it would use server name which is also not desireable.  The issue with the whole thing is we bought support to install and configure when it was Aruba only.  We did not install until after HP/Aruba merger and we got left out in the cold with confiuration set up so we are doing it based on guide and this forum.  What we thought would be an easy process has turned into a nightmare and we keep hitting walls with Aruba/HP.  Sorry - had to vent a little  

 

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Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Why are FQDNs not desirable? This is required for nearly any product.


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Would not mind a FQDN if we were auto-redirecting to portal page but to tell students to go to https://longservername.XX.XX.edu/guest/auth_login.php was not ideal on campus.  Would like to use CNAME like devices.millsaps.edu or something similiar to make it easier to remember but if you are saying we cannot then we may have no choice.

Guru Elite

Re: ClearPass Portal URL

You need to setup proper A records before you can create a CNAME.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | timcappalli.me | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Occasional Contributor II

Re: ClearPass Portal URL

Do you have a white paper on this so I can go through and verify this is done properly?  Or a link I can find it?

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