ArubaOS Configuration Guide

This document lays out the process for interfacing an Aruba controller, running at least version 8.6 with the SmartWiFiPlatform. This document does not review the process for setting up an Aruba controller out of the box.

      1. Login to desired Aruba controller network
      2. Click on Configuration
      3. Click on WLANs in the menu to the left
        1. Create new WLAN by pressing the blue + button and configure with:
        2. Name(SSID): Smart WiFi (Or your choice)
        3. Primary Usage: Guest
        4. Forwarding Mode: Tunnel
        5. Click next and configure with:
        6. VLAN: 1 (or whatever you need)
        7. Click next and configure with:
        8. Captive Portal Type: ClearPass or other external Captive Portal
        9. Host Addressing: IPv4
        10. Host: You will receive this
        11. Page: /hotspotlogin.php
        12. Redirect URL: You will receive this
        13. Under auth servers click the blue + to create a new auth server and configure with:
          1. Server Type: RADIUS
          2. Name: Radius1
          3. IP Address: You will receive this
          4. Auth Port: 1812
          5. Accounting Port: 1813
          6. Shared Key: You will receive this
          7. Retype Key: You will receive this
          8. Timeout: 5
        14. Click the blue + under auth servers to create another auth server and configure with:
          1. Server Type: RADIUS
          2. Name: Radius2
          3. IP Address: You will receive this
          4. Auth Port: 1812
          5. Accounting Port: 1813
          6. Shared Key: You will receive this
          7. Retype Key: You will receive this
          8. Timeout: 5
        15. Press next and then finish
      4. Click pending changes and deploy the changes
      5. Click on Roles & Policies in the menu to the left
        • Click the Aliases tab
        • Edit the alias created from deploying the WLAN(It will use the SSID name)
        • Under Items click the + to add a each of the default wildcard walled garden entries using rule type ‘Name’
      6. Click the Authentication in the menu to the left
        • On the Auth Servers tab, click the server group created from deploying the WLAN(It will use the SSID name)
          • Edit Radius1
            • NASID: You will recieve this from us
            • Press submit
          • Edit Radius2
            • NASID: You will recieve this from us
            • Press submit
        • Click the AAA Profiles tab
        • Expand the AAA menu
        • Click on the one created from deploying the WLAN
        • Click RADIUS Accounting Server Group
          • Select the server group created from deploying the WLAN
          • Press submit
        • Click the L3 Authentication tab
        • Open the ‘Captive Portal Authentication’ menu
        • Click on the one for the WLAN created and configure with:
          1. Default Role: Guest
          2. Default Guest Role: Guest
          3. Redirect Pause: 0
          4. User Login: Enabled
          5. Guest Login: Disabled
          6. Logout popup window: Disabled
          7. Use HTTP for authentication: Enabled
          8. Login minimum wait: 1
          9. Logon maximum wait: 10
          10. Authentication Protocol: PAP
          11. Login Page: You will receive this
          12. Welcome Page: default
          13. Show Welcome Page: disabled
          14. Add Switch IP in redirection URL: disabled
          15. Adding APs MAC address in redirection URL: Enabled
          16. White List: Select the policy edited in step 5
          17. Redirect URL: You will receive this
          18. Submit
      7. Click pending changes and deploy the changes

Disclaimer on hardware configuration guides in the KB:This equipment has been integrated and tested in our labs with the SmartWiFiPlatform platform using the firmware versions below.

ArubaOS 8.6

LIMITED HARDWARE SUPPORT: Hardware manufacturers frequently make changes to firmware, controllers and GUI’s. The information below may be out of date or images may be different and is to be used as a general reference guide. We do offer additional limited support to help with trouble-shooting and we highly recommend that you have a hardware support agreement and/or access to a hardware support engineering representative from the manufacturer.

Updated on March 4, 2024
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