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Mac Cache

I’ve got a guest SSID setup on a controller redirecting to a webpage on Clearpass. I have Mac Caching enabled, well at least I thought I did. The Mac are not registering/populating the database so something must be a miss. Any advice on where to look or clear cut instructions for setting that up?



Re: Mac Cache

What I suggest you do is create your Mac Caching services using the ClearPass templates "Guest Mac Authentication"


In the controller make sure you have the following :

- Cleapass as you mac authentication server source

- Add a Mac Auth L2 profile

- Enable Accounting in the aaa profile

- And ClearPass as your RFC 3576


Thank you

Victor Fabian
Lead Mobility Architect @WEI

Re: Mac Cache


Try a few things

Verify that MAC-Auth is triggered in the Access Tracker. Follow Victors instructions if they don't show there.


Enable Insight under Server Configuration

On you login-page select "Update Endpoint"


Verify again through access-tracker that mac-auth is triggered.


John Solberg

-ACMX #316 :: ACCX #902 :: ACSA
Aruba Partner Ambassador
Intelecom/NetNordic - Norway
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Contributor II

Re: Mac Cache

victor, how do I do this with Instant APs? 

Guru Elite

Re: Mac Cache

From the ClearPass side, there is no difference.


To configure MAC-authentication on Instant:

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
Contributor II

Re: Mac Cache

I would assume the MAC Cache service needs to be before the auth service or does it matter?

Guru Elite

Re: Mac Cache

It just logically makes sense to have it before your web auth service since that's the order it's processed. 


Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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