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About Thiyagarajan Palanisamy

Thiyagarajan Palanisamy is an ACCX and ACMA certified networking professional with 5 years of experience working on Aruba products including Clearpass, Controllers and Switches. He is now working as a Senior Network Engineer with Airowire Networks, a role involving implementation and support for Aruba solutions across the world.

How to add new administrators and admin privileges on Clearpass?

Adding a new administrator on Clearpass is rather simple. Check out the video below for instructions on how to add new admin users and also create a custom admin privilege if necessary.   https://youtu.be/WCHAsJG6nWA

By | July 27th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments

Using Clearpass as an Accounting Proxy server

Clearpass can be used as an accounting proxy to pass on accounting packets from your NAD devices to an external server like a firewall.etc.   Purpose: ClearPass Integration with Fortinet through Radius Accounting (RSSO) would provide the User Data Flow Analysis from user perspective instead of IP address or MAC Address.   Check out the [...]

By | April 8th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|0 Comments

Adding Network Devices on Clearpass

The first step towards authenticating your wired, wireless and VPN clients on Clearpass is adding the respective switch or controller on Clearpass.   Check out the video below on how to add them on Clearpass:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91rD8vsaDoc

By | April 2nd, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass|0 Comments

Aruba Dynamic Segmentation

Anybody with experience configuring Aruba Mobility Controllers would be aware of how powerful the inbuilt DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) capable stateful firewall is. In a wireless infrastructure, majority of the time, the access points are deployed in tunnel mode which means all client traffic is tunnel from the AP to the controller via GRE encapsulation. [...]

By | March 26th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG|0 Comments

Adding licenses on Clearpass

There are multiple features we can use on Clearpass each of which requires a license. These include Platform, Access, Onguard and Onboard. ClearPass Platform Activation Key: The ClearPass Platform License is the base-level license and enables ClearPass on the appliance, including the Policy Manager and Guest user interface. You must have a ClearPass Platform license [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments

Aruba MPSK implementation per user instead of per device

Introduction:   Aruba MPSK was introduced in the AOS release 8.4.x, a feature using which you can leverage the use of different PSK’s for different devices. The traditional approach is well documented in the link below: https://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Security/Setting-up-MPSK-for-headless-IoT-devices/td-p/522858   Need for per user MPSK:   We at Airowire Networks had the privilege of working with a [...]

By | March 17th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments

Why is it a bad idea to use port 389 for LDAP communication between Clearpass and your Active Directory?

What is LDAP: LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. As the name suggests, it is a lightweight client-server protocol for accessing directory services, specifically X.500-based directory services. LDAP runs over TCP/IP or other connection-oriented transfer services. LDAP is defined in RFC2251 "The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (v3).   Connection between LDAP and Clearpass: On [...]

By | February 20th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments

How to install a certificate on Active Directory for Secure LDAP over TCP port 636

What is LDAPS (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Over Secure Socket Links): LDAPS is a distributed IP directory protocol like LDAP, but which incorporates SSL for greater security. The default port for an LDAPS service provider URL is 636. Among the two ports used for LDAP, TCP/UDP 389 and TCP 636, the latter is always recommended [...]

By | February 18th, 2020|Aruba, BLOG, ClearPass, ClearPass|0 Comments