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CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

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  • 1.  CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

    Posted May 21, 2024 05:30 AM

    Hello Airheads,

    quick question.

    customer would like Clearpass OnBoard to use Windows CA instead of OnBoard CA.

    Is this possible ?

    They want Apple MAC OS devices with AD user accounts registering with Onboard but OnBoard is pulling the user certs from Windows CA.

    Cheers

    Pete



  • 2.  RE: CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

    Posted May 21, 2024 06:05 AM

    just a quick note , i have already explained that the onboard CA is perfectly valid and recommended but they are asking is it possible ?

    cheers

    Pete




  • 3.  RE: CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted May 21, 2024 09:00 AM

    You can use a Windows PKI CA as the root with the Onboard enrolling CA as an intermediate but you aren't going to directly issue the certificates from Windows ADCS to the clients.



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  • 4.  RE: CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

    Posted May 21, 2024 09:32 AM

    OnBoard CA may not have the necessary security protections and multi-tier PKI architecture that the windows CA has.  What is the use-case for OnBoard though?  How are the Mac devices managed?  Why not use an MDM instead?




  • 5.  RE: CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

    Posted May 21, 2024 09:32 AM

    Why not use an MDM instead?  




  • 6.  RE: CLEARPASS ONBOARD WITH WINDOWS CA

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted May 28, 2024 08:12 AM

    Check this Tech Note.

    As mentioned, using ADCS may or (more likely) may not be the best choice for you. But it is possible.



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