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Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Hi, 

 

Any news?

Will there be in Aruba (HPE) some kind of strategy that will allow an educational organization (public university) in a developing country (low-income) to acquire the ClearPass to make this important requirement?

Are there any other alternatives to ClearPa $$?

Or are customers destined to be unable to comply with this (which Aruba itself "recommends" as "should be done") for lack of resources?

Dominic Orr please tell us if you read, I heard you sometimes and this seems to be only at the level of visionaries ... (I heard you at a conference ...)

 

Best regards.

 

 

Guru Elite

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Please work with your local Aruba team.


| Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security | @timcappalli | timcappalli.me |

NOTE: Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Frequent Contributor II

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

:/ thanks... but... No $$$ -> No win-win.  Seems like we need "out of country" level guys...

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Frequent Contributor II

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Suggestion:

 

Between the Aruba product and Radius create a radius forwarder - that checks number of active sessions on the controller with that username and if the limit is reached the point in between would send back a reject - or forward it to the Radius to check the creds. (This should be preatty easy to obtain with a python DEV and a DB on the radius forwarder that would keep the number of connections active status from the controller).

Forgot to add - in order to let's say prevent a user that has connection issues to be able to reconnect fast in the forwarder you would keep the number of connections and MAC's of each device - and if a device that has already an active session is trying again you would allow - given that the refresh in the DB from the controller would happen every certain min. 

Good luck.

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Re: Limit number of devices per user?


@Homerodesepcionado wrote:

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

 

I have the same case. (NPS)

 

Regards.



Since ClearPass is based off FreeRADIUS and a database, are free to design your own solution around the building blocks for free or low cost.

 

We pay for the design & product reliability support from ClearPass but other lower cost options exist.

It depends on how motivated you are to have a solution.


Bruce Osborne - Wireless Engineer
ACCP, ACMP

All opinions written here are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of my employer or Aruba Networks

Guru Elite

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

I think you nailed it Bruce.

 

For the cost of hiring a developer as mentioned earlier, you could probably purchase ClearPass.


| Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security | @timcappalli | timcappalli.me |

NOTE: Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
New Contributor

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

Very true Tim,

 

Also, compared to other solutions, Clearpass is very feature rich and reasonably priced.  Whoever started the phrase "You get what you pay for" was spot on.  

 

Jim

Frequent Contributor II

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

I didn't want to offend anyone .... Just wanted to provide another logical possibility to get to the desired solution if ClearPass is not an option.- And just as a reminder Aruba just started encourage the "network technicians" to look in to python + the work that I was suggesting is not necesary for a senior developeer - is very low end.

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New Contributor

Re: Limit number of devices per user?

For what it's worth, we had looked at purchasing Clearpass in the past, and the licensing model was extremely expensive.

We looked at it again recently, and were pleasantly surprised at the changes made to the model that made it much more affordable for our institution.

Now, to figure out how to set it up with all that "free time" we have.

-Patrick
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