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Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

How to Configure Wi-Fi AP Authentication

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The firewall can parse authentication information contained in the syslog stream of supported wireless access points. Wi-Fi access points typically use authentication services such as RADIUS servers to authenticate users before allowing them to connect. The firewall monitors the syslog files sent by the Wi-Fi access points for the username and the associated IP address of logged-in users. Depending on the access point, the firewall receives login and/or logout information.

Supported Wi-Fi Access Points

  • Aerohive (login only)
  • Ruckus (login and logout)
  • Aruba (login only)
  • Aruba Instant (login only)

Before You Begin

Configure the Wi-Fi access point to stream the syslog to the firewall. For more information, see:

Configure Wi-Fi AP Authentication

If the Wi-Fi access point is using an SSL-encrypted connection, the certificate can be imported from a PEM or PKCS12 file. For non-standard Wi-Fi access point syslog streaming ports, change the port in Advanced View.

  1. Go to USERS > External Authentication.
  2. Click the Wi-Fi tab.
  3. Select Enable Wi-Fi Access Point Authentication to enable integration with Wi-Fi.
  4. In the Auto Logout After field, enter the timeout in hours. Enter 0 to disable the timeout.
  5. Click Add. The Add External Authentication Wi-Fi AP Endpoint window opens.
  6. Enter a descriptive name for your Wi-Fi access point.
  7. In the Source IP / Network field, enter the IP address or network for the Wi-Fi access point. E.g., 10.0.33.1 or 10.0.33.0/24
  8. Select the Protocol used by the Wi-Fi access point to send the syslog.
  9. (SSL only) Enter the Subject Alternative Name of the SSL certificate.
  10. (SSL only) Select the SSL certificate from the drop-down list. You can upload or create certificates using the Certificate Manager. For more information, see How to Use and Manage Certificates with the Certificate Manager.
  11. Select the manufacturer of your Wi-Fi access point from the AP Model drop-down list.
  12. Click Save.
  13. Depending on the protocols used by the Wi-Fi AP endpoints, enter the UDP, TCP, or SSL Listen Port
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  14. Click Save.

You can now use the authentication information from your Wi-Fi access point.

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