When you setup ClearPass, you always need to authenticate your operator. I use AD here because most of my customers use AD. To remove or to disable this service make it impossible for ClearPass to authenticate the operator. So, the best option is to adjust the service to use AD as well. But, this is a default service and you cannot change it. The only option is to copy the service and modify the copy.
To copy the service, select the service check the checkmark at the beginning of the row and hit the "Copy" button at the below the table. This creates a new service in the last row. Open this service to modify the service:.
Go to "Authentication":. Add the AD to the list of "Authentication Sources". I also set it to top of the list as this is my main repository for users. Leave the existing sources in the list. My users use "user domain. To strip the " domain. Go to the "Roles" tab:.
You do not have to use roles mapping. But it makes life easier if you do. I have a default role mapping profile. The benefit of role mapping comes on the next tab:. This is the default enforcement policy. There are many conditions for default roles. This saves me a lot of time. But, as always, you can, of course, create your own rules and policies. But remember, to have a fallback plan, include the conditions from above in your policy. This makes sure, you can use the local admin account in the condition of disaster.
Go back to the "Services" list and click the "Reorder" button:. Move it to position one. And now, finger crossed that it works.I setup clearPass 6.
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How do I make the role mapping to regconise correct user group in AD and map a correct role? Then in the enforcement profile, you tell it what actions to take based on the TIPS role.
Thankyou, I got it to map the correct role, but the vlan mapping is not working, I created one enforcement policy like what you showed that map VLAN 58 for staff and VLAN 64 for students see pics. But when users connect to and get their role.
Where did I miss? Hi, I attached the access tracker and the role assignment in I noticed in the access tracker has enforcement profile as blank even though I did set enforcement profile in the service?
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Alert a Moderator Message 2 of So a couple different things.Open topic with navigation. About Authorization. About the Bind Operation.
Adding Active Directory as an Authentication Source. After you have joined ClearPass to the domain, add an authentication source to ClearPass in order to process authentication and authorization against this Active Directory. This section describes how to add the Active Directory server as an authentication source in ClearPass. This allows ClearPass Policy Manager to communicate with Active Directory in order to accomplish authentication and authorization operations. Joining the Active Directory domain is necessary in order for ClearPass Policy Manager to gain access to the user credential information stored in the Active Directory.
Authorization is the function of specifying access rights to resources related to information security and computer security in general and to access control in particular. In functional terms, "to authorize" is to define an access policy. In the context of LDAP is a protocol for accessing directories. It offers means to search, retrieve, and manipulate directory content and also provides access to a rich set of security functions. LDAP provides the ability to locate organizations, individuals, and other resources, such as files and devices in a network, whether on the Internet or on a corporate intranet.
When authenticating users via Captive Portal, the authentication source created in ClearPass serves both authorization and authentication functions. The directory is simply a list of objects. There is a default set of attributes, however, the list of user attributes is customizable.
When a user is authenticating, they give ClearPass their username. The Bind operation allows authentication information to be exchanged between the client and server to establish a new authorization state.
Active Directory must provide credentials to prove to the LDAP server that it is authorized to make queries against it. Only entities and devices that have an account can make queries against Active Directory.
This procedure creates an enforcement policy that is based on information that Active Directory has about users in the domain. The most commonly applied user attribute is group membership.
In Active Directory, you can define groups and put users into the groups you define. For example, a college might have groups for students, faculty, and contractors. For example, the enforcement policy can dictate that students are given a limited level of access to the network, whereas members of the faculty are typically given a higher level of access to the network, though faculty access would be less network access than that granted to network administrators and operators.
Active Directory needs to know which group each user who is trying to authenticate is a member of. This allows ClearPass to do enforcementwhich is the process of specifying what each user will be allowed to do on the network.
Understanding Enforcement of ClearPass User and Group Authentication on NFX Devices
After authentication takes place, there are usually additional enforcement details provided to the controllersuch as VLAN assignment and user membership. Provide the additional information that helps to identify the Active Directory authentication source. If not already selected, select Active Directory.Understanding Domains and Interested Groups.
This topic describes how the NFX Series device enforces user and group authentication when a user attempts to access a resource. It also explains how the device handles information in the ClearPass authentication table user entries when a security policy that references a group in a user entry is removed.
Understanding that process will help you troubleshoot issues related to group identity and give you insight into changes in the ClearPass authentication table user entries. It enables the device to apply firewall security policies to user traffic and to control user access to protected resources based on user or group identity.
To ensure the identity of the user, the device relies on authenticated user information that it receives from the CPPM. It is useful to understand how the device gets authenticated user identity information from the CPPM, generates entries in its ClearPass authentication table, and manages those entries in relation to security policies and user events. Understanding these processes will help you to quickly identify and resolve related problems.
How the device obtains user identity information from the CPPM and manages it, and how you can use this information in security policies. How security policies that reference a group as the source source-identity have bearing on the groups listed in user entries in the ClearPass authentication table.
Groups that are referenced by security policies are referred to as interested groups. The CPPM sends to the device identity information about users that it has authenticated. The UserID daemon process in the device receives this information, processes it, and synchronizes it to the Packet Forwarding Engine side in the independent ClearPass authentication table that is generated for this purpose. As administrator of the device, you can use the authenticated user identity information in security policies to control access to your protected resources and the Internet.
For each user authentication entry in the ClearPass authentication table, a group list identifies the groups that a user belongs to in addition to other information such as the posture token, which indicates state of the device, such as whether it is healthy.
The integrated user firewall feature for both ClearPass and active directory authentication will manage up to sessions for each user for whom there is a user identity and authentication entry in the authentication table. There might be additional sessions associated with a user beyond the supported sessions, but they are not managed by integrated user firewall.
When an authentication entry in an authentication table is deleted, integrated user firewall only closes sessions that are associated with that entry. It will not close sessions that it does not manage. That is, sessions that are not associated with the authentication entry are not closed. You can use a username or a group name in security policies to identity a user and not rely directly on the IP address of the device used, because the IP address of the device is tied to the username and its groups in the ClearPass authentication table entry.This can be an issue as by default a users Primary Group Membership is the Domain Users Group or for other built in accounts who might have a different primary group membership.
This leads to issues when customers want to use the Domain Users group for role mapping and enforcement. It also becomes a problem in troubleshooting why a specific user maynot be getting a proper role. For instance, If user A is in accounting and the domain admin has changed that users primary group membership to the accounting group.
Then the MemberOf command will not return the group accounting and role mapping will fail. How can we check the primary group membership of a user? Click on the MemberOf tab and look at the bottom of the window.
You will see the Primary Group: membership there. So how can we get around this limitation? Luckily there is a AD attribute that we can reference instead of Domain Users, this is the PrimaryGroupID but in order to use this attribute, we much update the authentication source to check for this. Save, Save and close: Now we much map the role.
If you are trying to match a different group that is now the primary group of the user, you will have to change to advanced mode, click on Attribute Editor of the user and scroll down until you file the primaryGroupID. The number listed there will be the ID of the group you will need to match.
Once this is done, you can assign that role in your enforcement profile and you are all set. But wait, there's more. What if someone changed the primary group membership of a user from Domain Users to something else?! You will now see it listed under the save queries folder. Click on it and all the users whose primary group is not Domain Users will appear in the right window. Welcome Back! Select your Aruba account from the following: Aruba Central Login to your cloud management instance.
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Labels 1. Labels: ClearPass - Policy Manager. Was this article helpful? Yes No. Search Airheads. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.ClearPass Guest is one of the most used guest systems and makes it very easy to allow specific people or a group of people to create guest accounts.
To allow this you need to configure the ClearPass Guest operator login. And in contrast to the last post, this is more complex.
The main reason for this is, that you will allow more people to access the system. They also have different objectives, but I will explain this later on. The first step to get this done is to create different operator profiles for different user groups. This is the hard thinking part of this setup. In my lab, I have two different profiles. The Super Administrator has all the power to do everything. But not all people in the organization can resist such a big power, so I give them only to the network admins.
This profile allows them to manage devices they onboard. This assumes you allow device onboarding for people within your organization. You can also allow your users to create and manage guest accounts. Simply add another profile or modify an existing one. You can do everything if have the Super Administrator power, what you want. The process stays the same as in the following paragraphs. Have a look at the existing ones and use them as possible. Or create a new one. To make the management easy.
I create roles in ClearPass, with the same name as the profiles from above. The name has to be unique. Also, create a meaningful description and do this for all ClearPass Guest operator profiles you use. Now, create a role mapping to use the roles in the authentication process. Either us an existing role mapping or create a new one. I use my existing one:. Rule 6 and 7 are new. I evaluate all rules, so a user can have multiple roles. This is important for the policy, later on.
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I will reuse as much as possible and keep the current operator login process a life. First of all, I create the new enforcement profiles. The interesting part is the attribute part. Do this for all ClearPass Guest operator profiles you have. Now, head over to the enforcement policies.
I will copy the existing policy. Use a meaningful name and add conditions for all the enforcement profiles you have created before. I have also moved them up to the top.I am attempting to configure ClearPass to authenticate users using AD credentials or certificates.
I used the Aruba Is there a way to distinguish between AD users? However, this setup doesn't appear to work the way that I intended. Everyone in the domain is just automatically admitted to use the network. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Go to Solution. View solution in original post.
THen you can reference those roles in your enforcement policy to take action. I just want to reiterate what you said to make sure I understand. You're saying that there isn't a way to authenticate AD users differently. If they exist in AD then they will be permitted to use the network.
Under Enforcement I have two conditions. This happens even for "exampleUser". Do you know why this would be the case? I found out the issue. Add a new "Nested Group" attribute to your AD authentication source and then use that for your role mapping. Welcome Back! Select your Aruba account from the following: Aruba Central Login to your cloud management instance.
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