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I’ve seen many people on this list mention they use mac-filtering for non-standard and non-802.1x devices to access the network. I’m wondering how you are managing this? Is it just a flat list or adding macs as you get requests, or do you have an automated system for management of this. I know Pcketfence would be one good example, but wondering what others are using.

Thanks

 

 

 

Matt

New Brunswick Community College

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We use the internal endpoint database of ClearPass Policy Manager for MAC authentication.

 

 

Tim Cappalli  | CWNA / ACCP / ACMP / CCNA
Wireless Engineer  |  Brandeis University
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On 02/28/2014 07:26 AM, Ashfield, Matt (NBCC) wrote:

I’ve seen many people on this list mention they use mac-filtering for non-standard and non-802.1x devices to access the network. I’m wondering how you are managing this? Is it just a flat list or adding macs as you get requests, or do you have an automated system for management of this. I know Pcketfence would be one good example, but wondering what others are using.



We use "mac authentication".  We have the bardford netsentry system for registration.  The users register with this system.  Then when they connect to the wireless ssid we do a radius lookup to the bradford, but instead of username it looks up mac address.  The bardford will return a accept or reject based on the lookup.  It even returns a interface so we can support "regsitered" and "unregistered" on the same ssid.
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Cisco ISE has it built into the product. There is a registration page where users can register their devices.

Building a home grown one is also very simple if you use free-radius. You can set it up to use mysql and from there you just add/delete mac-addresses to the mysql database: http://wiki.freeradius.org/guide/SQL-HOWTO  .  We tested this out with our wireless controller and got it working in just a few hours. If we didn't have the ISE, this is the way I'd go.  Once the raidus/mysql part is done , just put up a web-front end and have the users register and manage their devices themselves.

I tested this setup with the Cisco WLC controllers, Cisco 3750 switches wired ports using mac-auth and with a PFSense captive portal and it all worked.

On 2/28/2014 7:26 AM, Ashfield, Matt (NBCC) wrote:

I’ve seen many people on this list mention they use mac-filtering for non-standard and non-802.1x devices to access the network. I’m wondering how you are managing this? Is it just a flat list or adding macs as you get requests, or do you have an automated system for management of this. I know Pcketfence would be one good example, but wondering what others are using.

Thanks

 

 

 

Matt

New Brunswick Community College

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At Liberty University we use Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager endpoints database.

 

We have users register their non-802.1X devices using our custom portal that uses the ClearPass API to populate the endpoints database.

 

Bruce Osborne

Network Engineer – Wireless Team

IT Network Services

 

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