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Aerohive MAC Auth with ClearPass

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  • 1.  Aerohive MAC Auth with ClearPass

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 09:52 AM
    Does anybody have experience setting up MAC Auth for Aerohive Wireless SSID and ClearPass.  We are getting the following error: MAC_AUTH: No password in request. Not attempting MAC authentication

    This same policy works for Aruba devices.  The only thing we are changing between the services is the Aruba-ESSID and the Called Station ID. The SSID on the the Aruba and Aerohive APs are the same.  

    Chris Rosing

  • 2.  RE: Aerohive MAC Auth with ClearPass

    Posted Sep 13, 2021 11:50 AM
    Can you configure the AP to send the mac address as password? For MACAuth, the switch/AP normally sends the MAC address as the username and also as password. Looks like the AP is not sending any password, which may be configurable at the AP side (sorry don't know those).

    Herman Robers
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  • 3.  RE: Aerohive MAC Auth with ClearPass

    Posted Sep 14, 2021 03:34 AM
    While triggering MAC Auth from Aerohive, make sure we have MAB with PAP as any other method like CHAP or MSCHAP might not work as Herman suggested because we are expecting the password as MAC address in ClearText.
    The other option you could try is making use of Radius Authorize Only Service Type instead of MAC Auth Service, there we would be skipping the authentication altogether.

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