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Aruba 2930 - Radius setup

Hi all,


I'm setting up a 2930 switch in combination with Clearpass.

I applied following config:


radius-server host key test
radius-server host dyn-authorization
radius-server host key mhCP6RjWBCsFxRnWXiWRT67yFZOYLgaF
radius-server host dyn-authorization

aaa authentication mac-based chap-radius
aaa authentication port-access eap-radius

aaa port-access authenticator 1/10 unauth-vid 290
aaa port-access mac-based 1/10 unauth-vid 290
aaa port-access authenticator active


When I check the Radius requests, i still see 0. Looks like no requests are being sent by the switch. What do I do wrong?


Authentication UDP Port : 1812 Accounting UDP Port : 1813
Round Trip Time : 0 Round Trip Time : 0
Pending Requests : 0 Pending Requests : 0
Retransmissions : 0 Retransmissions : 0
Timeouts : 0 Timeouts : 0
Malformed Responses : 0 Malformed Responses : 0
Bad Authenticators : 0 Bad Authenticators : 0
Unknown Types : 0 Unknown Types : 0
Packets Dropped : 0 Packets Dropped : 0
Access Requests : 0 Accounting Requests : 0
Access Challenges : 0 Accounting Responses : 0
Access Accepts : 0
Access Rejects : 0


Kind regards,

Guru Elite

Re: Aruba 2930 - Radius setup

Did you follow the ClearPass Solution Guide for Wired Policy Enforcement?

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

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MVP Guru

Re: Aruba 2930 - Radius setup

You haven't enabled 802.1X and MAC Auth on the ports which are the commands:


aaa port-access authenticator 1-7
aaa port-access mac-based 1-7

without any subcommands. As Tim suggested, I would follow that guide as it has all needed commands and best practices in it.

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Re: Aruba 2930 - Radius setup

Always follow the guide!!


It helps you!



Cheers, Frank
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