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Portnox™ CLEAR and Wi-Fi Cloud Integration Guide

Deployment Overview

This guide demonstrates how to integrate WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud with Portnox™ CLEAR to ensure secure and trusted user access with RADIUS.

Platform and Software

The hardware and software used to complete the steps in this document include:

  • Portnox™ CLEAR:
    • Portnox™ CLEAR Account
  • WatchGuard:
    • WatchGuard AP320 version 8.8.0-101
    • WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Account

Test Topology

Diagram of the network flow for AP and Portnox™ CLEAR authentication

Portnox™ CLEAR Configuration

  1. Log in to the Portnox™ CLEAR Management Portal.
  2. Select Devices > Accounts.
  3. Click to create a new Portnox™ CLEAR account.
  4. In the Email text box, type an email address that is associated with your organization.
  5. In the Description text box, type an optional description for the account.
  6. Keep all other settings as the default value.

Creat account in Portnox

  1. Click Save account.
  2. The email address you specify will receive a notification with a password that you can use with RADIUS authentication.

Account notification email

  1. Select Settings > +CLEAR RADIUS Service > Create new CLEAR RADIUS instance to create a RADIUS server.

Create new CLEAR RADIUS service

  1. Select Groups > Create New Group > GROUP MEMBERS to add the account you created to the group.

Add account to a new group

  1. Click + GROUP SETTINGS > DEVICE WI-FI SETTINGS > Add Wi-Fi network.
  2. In the SSID text box, type the SSID to use with the Portnox CLEAR RADIUS server.
  3. From the Authentication type drop-down list, select 802.1x with Passwords.
  4. From the Authentication encryption type drop-down list, select AES.

Add a Wi-Fi network

  1. Click Add.
  2. Click Save Group.

RADIUS server group

WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud Basic Configuration

For detailed information on WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud AP deployment, see the Getting Started Guide.

These instructions use Manage for the Wi-Fi Cloud configuration. You can now also perform these configuration steps with the Discover application. For more information, see About Discover.

Configure WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud to Integrate with Portnox™ CLEAR

The information required in these steps is detailed in the manual that you downloaded from Portnox™ CLEAR in a previous step. For more information, see Portnox™ CLEAR Configuration.

  1. Log in to WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud.
  2. Open Manage.
  3. Select Configuration > Device Configuration > RADIUS Profiles.
  4. On the RADIUS Profiles tab, click Add RADIUS Profile.

Add RADIUS Profile page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

  • In the Profile Name text box, type a descriptive name for the profile.
  • In the IP Address text box, type the IP address of the RADIUS server from Portnox™ CLEAR.
  • In the Authentication Port text box, type the port number listed for the RADIUS server from Portnox™ CLEAR.
  • In the Accounting Port text box, type the port number listed for the RADIUS server from Portnox™ CLEAR.
  • In the Shared secret text box, type the shared secret from the Portnox™ CLEAR RADIUS server.
  1. Click Save.
  2. From Manage, select Configuration > Device Configuration > SSID Profiles.
  3. Click Add New Wi-Fi Profile.

Add SSID Profile page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

  • In the Profile Name text box, type a descriptive name for the profile.
  • In the SSID text box, type an SSID name. This name must be the same as the SSID name configured in the Portnox™ CLEAR Configuration.
  • From Security Mode drop-down list, select WAP and WAP2 Mixed mode.
  • Enable 802.1X.
  • From the Primary Authentication Server drop-down list in the RADIUS Authentication section, select the RADIUS server profile you configured for Portnox™ CLEAR.
  • From the Primary Accounting Server drop-down list under in the RADIUS Accounting Server Details section, select the RADIUS server profile you configured for Portnox™ CLEAR.
  • Update the RADIUS Retry Timeout parameter to 10 (seconds).
  • Keep all other settings as the default value.
  1. Click Save to save the SSID Profile.

SSID Profiles page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

  1. From Manage, select Configuration > Device Configuration > Device Templates.
  2. Click Add Device Template.
  3. In the Template Name text box, type a descriptive name for the Device Template.
  4. Expand the Device Password section in the Devices Settings section.
  5. In the Password text box, type a password to use for this template. This password is for the AP and is not related to the Portnox™ CLEAR integration.

Add Device Template page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

  1. Expand the Radio Settings section.
  2. In the Wi-Fi Profiles tab, click Add SSID Profile, then add the SSID Profile you created for the user.

Add Device Template - Radio Settings page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

  1. Click Save to save the Device Template.

Device Templates page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

  1. From Manage, select Monitoring > Managed Devices.
  2. For the AP that you want to configure, click the Device Template link (in this example, portnox) to apply the new Device Template to the AP.

Monitoring > Managed Devices page in Wi-Fi Cloud Manage

Test Portnox™ CLEAR Integration

  1. Use a wireless client device to connect to Wi-Fi Cloud with the SSID portnox.
  2. Type your user name and password that you received in the Portnox™ CLEAR Configuration section.

You should see a 802.1X authentication success notification in the Portnox alerts page.

Alerts page in Portnox that shows a successful authentication

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