How do I configure 802.1x with MAC authentication on the same SSID in Aruba Instant?

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Aruba Employee

Product and Software: This article applies to Aruba Instant 3.2


Points to remember:

  • MAC-auth always occurs before dot1x authentication
  • If MAC-auth fail-thru is disabled, client should pass both MAC-auth and dot1x.

NOTE: Dot1x is only attempted if MAC-auth passes.

  • If MAC-auth fail-thru is enabled: client should pass either MAC-auth or dot1x.

NOTE: Dot1x is only used if MAC-auth fails; if MAC-auth succeeds clients get MAC-auth-only role.

Configuration Steps

Step 1: Select New for SSID Creation


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Step 2: Enter the "SSID Name" and select "Employee"


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Step 3: Select the "IP assignment" and "VLAN assignment"


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Step 4: Select Security Level as "Enterprise"


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Step 5: Select the Access Rules


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Step 6: We can see the SSID broadcasting


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