01-16-2012 08:52 AM
Bear with me as I ask what must be for most of you a very basic wireless networking question.
I recently installed a wireless network using a dozen Aruba 105s and I would like to limit access to the network and monitor usage - can I create individual accounts (user names / passwords) on a single SSID?
Any suggestions is appreciated.
01-16-2012 10:37 AM
What type of authentication do you use? Is this a pre-shared key, captive portal or do you have authentication via RADIUS?
If you use a pre-shared key, you will have to derive a role based on MAC address or device type (DHCP fingerprint).
If it is a user authenticated SSID (captive portal or RADIUS), then you can apply different roles based on the user ID. You will need to add a server rule that looks at the RADIUS response or the internal DB user role.
See the Validated Reference Guides (VRDs) at http://www.arubanetworks.com/technology/reference-design-guides/ for more info. There is a good VRD on DHCP fingerprinting, guest access (if you are using a captive portal) and RADIUS setup (in the Mobility Controllers VRD).