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Limit number of devices per user?

Is there a way in the Aruba OS to set a limit on how many devices can be used by a particular user?

 

We do not have Clearpass. 

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Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Captive portal ?

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Contributor II

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

We use both Captive Portal and 802.1X. I'd want the limit to apply across both authentication methods. 

 

 

The reasoning behind this is that recently we had an incident where a set of credentials for a teacher got out into the student population. The teacher role does not get shut off at night unlike the student role. As soon as the kids figured this out, it spread like wildfire. Pretty soon we had 419 devices using the same login credentials. I'd like to set a hard limit for any user so that they can only have a fixed number of devices authenticated and connected at any point. 

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MVP Expert

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Here's your answer for the Captive Portal that is if you are using different usernames , instead of a just an accept terms and condition page with a generic username:

http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Controller-Based-WLANs/How-do-we-restrict-the-number-of-active-sessions-per-user-for/ta-p/186978

 

Unfortunately there's no way to do this with 802.1X on the controller side of things without having a policy engine like ClearPass 

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Frequent Contributor I

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Do you have the steps to configure the Clearpass service to limit the amount of Simultaneous users? 

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Occasional Contributor I

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

What radius server do you use for your dot1x auth?

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Contributor II

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Windows Server 2012 NPS

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Re: Limit number of devices per user?


@nilslau03 wrote:

Do you have the steps to configure the Clearpass service to limit the amount of Simultaneous users? 


To do this from ClearPass:

- Add the Endpoint Database as your Authorization Source

- Then create a post authentication profile that updates the endpoint repository with the username

- Then in the policy add the Endpoint > Unique Device Count as condition to allow access

Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI
AMFX | ACMX | ACDX | ACCX | CWAP | CWDP | CWNA
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Frequent Contributor II

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

And... how to do it without ClearPa$$$$$???

 

I have the same case. (NPS)

 

Regards.

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Re: Limit number of devices per user?

This type of functionality is not available in NPS.



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