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Aruba Instant RADIUS Login for Web UI

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  • 1.  Aruba Instant RADIUS Login for Web UI

    Posted Sep 07, 2021 12:42 PM
    Hello everyone,

    I am in the process of setting up our Aruba Instant to use domain logins through the use of a RADIUS server. I have already added in the details for the server into the controller, and have also setup the corresponding policies in the NPS server.

    The one thing I can't seem to figure out is how to make the login attempts use a secure protocol. I can see that the controller is directing the login attempts to the NPS server, but it is using PAP. Is there an easy way in the GUI or CLI to change this to use a more secure protocol?

    Our Aruba switches for example use our NPS server for the GUI and SSH logins. I was able to run a command that has them using EAP-MSCHAPv2. I am hoping that the logins for the access points can be secured in a similar fashion.


  • 2.  RE: Aruba Instant RADIUS Login for Web UI
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    Posted Sep 08, 2021 03:53 AM

    Note that in practice the security of MSCHAPv2 is broken and should be considered nearly as insecure as PAP. It's recommended to run your RADIUS traffic over trusted connections only, or use a VPN/IPSec to protect it on non-trusted networks.

    Herman Robers
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