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MPSK on Instant 8.6 firmware

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  • 1.  MPSK on Instant 8.6 firmware

    Posted May 14, 2021 04:32 PM
    Hello,

    It's my understanding that CPPM is required for this to work and uses MAC auth as part of the process. My question is can you create generic passphrases for each kind of device that you want to have connect to your MPSK SSID? Does each device have to "register" with CPPM guest in order to work or do you have to preload the CPPM guest endpoint database for this to work?

    We have an IoT SSID that we want to convert to MPSK, but it's looking like it's going to be a complicated CPPM configuration to get this working. Just seeing if anyone else has done this and what it looks like in the real world.

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  • 2.  RE: MPSK on Instant 8.6 firmware
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    Posted May 14, 2021 06:23 PM
    Hi Chris,

    Yes ClearPass is required to work with MSPK. Each device mac-adress have to be registered in the guest module. The controller configuration is quite simple and you can follow the "wizard" by creating a new SSID. On the ClearPass Policy Manager you can create a MPSK service from the templates.

    On Aruba Instant there is a option for MPSK without ClearPass, but is limited to 16 24 devices/PKS's.

    There are some good posts around on the community for example this one.
    https://community.arubanetworks.com/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MID=26931

    Hope this helps!

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    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Guru 2021 | ACMP | ACCP | ACDA | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opionions are my own
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  • 3.  RE: MPSK on Instant 8.6 firmware

    Posted May 15, 2021 02:19 AM
    In InstantOS 8.7 it is now possible to configure MPSK locally. Of course, this is limited to 24 PSK per SSID, but in many cases it is enough.

    Configuration is from the CLI through a command:
    wlan-mpsk-local <profile_name>
    mpsk-local-passphrase <key-name> <passphrase>

    exit

    Next you need to create WLAN which will be use local MPSK
    wlan ssid-profile <SSID_name>
    opmode mpsk-local
    mpsk-local <mpsk_profile_name
    exit

    In the end you need to create ACL for new SSID, because default is deny all
    wlan access-rule <role_name>
    rule any any match any any any permit

    Regards


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    Piotr Filip

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