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Active Directory

How to connect to Cloudessa RADIUS using Active Directory

First of all you need to create new ‘Virtual RADIUS Server’. 1. Click ‘Create RADIUS Server’ 2. Choose ‘Advanced config’ 3. Give the name and select Auth and inner protocols. IMPORTANT: authentication protocol MUST be set to PAP or EAP-TTLS. If you use EAP-TTLS, inner protocol MUST be PAP. Then you should create new ‘External […] Learn more...

How to turn on LDAPs on Active Directory

For integration with Cloudessa, LDAP over SSL must be enabled on your Active Directory server. For SSL you need to install server certificate on your AD. With Cloudessa you can use certificate signed by certificate authority or self-signed one. To enable LDAPs follow the manual according to your version of Active Directory: Active Directory 2003 […] Learn more...

How to add a computer to Active Directory

To integrate with Active Directory server : Add a new computer to your Active Directory domain. 1. Login to your Active Directory. 2. Click Start > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers. 3. Select your domain, right click on Computers section and select New > Computer 4. Enter “Cloudessa” computer name in pop-up window […] Learn more...

How to turn on LDAPs on Active Directory 2003

Do the following steps to install the Certificate Services in Windows 2003 and enable LDAP oved SSL in Active Directory. 1. Click Start, select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs. 2. In the “Add or Remove Programs” window, click Add/Remove Windows Components, check the Certificate Services and click Next. 3. Click Next in the CA Type page. 4. Fill up the Common name for this CA and click Next. 5. Click Next in the Certificate […] Learn more...

How to turn on LDAPs on Active Directory 2008

Do the following steps to install the Certificate Services in Windows 2008 and enable LDAP oved SSL in Active Directory. Note: The server is a member of the domain, and is a domain controller. 1. Open Server Manager. 2. Select Roles, then click Add Roles in the center pane. 3. The Before You Begin page may show up if you haven’t turned it off […] Learn more...

API

Guide to the Cloudessa RADIUS API

Cloudessa offers a powerful Application Program Interface (API) that can be used to integrate Cloudessa RADIUS authentication services with user and guest management systems. The API framework allows different platforms to interact with the network access control infrastructure. The Cloudessa API is a secure JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) web services API that allows you to: […] Learn more...

Authentication

I configured my Access Point to use Cloudessa RADIUS server, but I can’t authorize

The first and the most widespread mistake – usage of default ports while configuring your network device. Every virtual server has its own unique port. To find it, do the following steps. – Go to ‘Virtual RADIUS Servers’ – Select in the table server you need – Find out minimal required parameters (as on the […] Learn more...

Using Cloudessa with Google(R) Two-Step Verification except for WiFi

REQUIREMENT: ORGANIZATIONS USING GOOGLE APPS* AS A USER STORE AND USING GOOGLE TWO-STEP VERIFICATION, WANT USERS TO BE ABLE TO USE THEIR GOOGLE APPS PASSWORD FOR WIFI LOGIN, WITHOUT HAVING TO USE TWO-STEP VERIFICATION DURING THE WIFI LOGIN. It is possible use Cloudessa RADIUS to authenticate users against your Google Apps domain when Google Two-Step […] Learn more...

Cobot API integration

How to synchronize Cobot account with Cloudessa

You can reuse your Cobot user credentials for authenticating users to your WiFi or VPN network Learn more...

EAP-TTLS

How to setup EAP-TTLS with inner PAP on MAC OS

To configure your MAC OS device to use TTLS/PAP authentication protocol your need to do the following: 1. Open Network Preferences. 2. Select “AirPort” in left menu and click “Advanced …”. 3. Select “802.1X”configuration in top menu. ; 4. In left bottom corner click “Add User Profile”. 5. Set profile name, your user name and […] Learn more...

How to setup EAP-TTLS with inner PAP on iOS devices

To configure your iOS device to authenticate with TTLS/PAP authentication protocol, you need to do the following: 1. Download and install “iPhone Configuration Utility”. MAC OS installation package Windows installation package 2. After installing the utility on MAC OS, go to Applications > Utilities and run it. 3. In the left menu select “Configuration Profiles” […] Learn more...

External User Group

How to attach user group, external user group or source IP to RADIUS server

  If you want to attach user group to RADIUS server, do the following: 1. Select RADIUS server you want to attach user group to 2. Go to ‘User Groups’ tab 3. Click ‘Add Group’ 4. Select the group you want to add 5. Click ‘Add Group’ button   You’re done.   Do the same […] Learn more...

How to synchronize Cobot account with Cloudessa

You can reuse your Cobot user credentials for authenticating users to your WiFi or VPN network Learn more...

Google Apps (tm)

How to connect to Cloudessa RADIUS using Google AppsTM

First of all you need to create new ‘Virtual RADIUS Server’. 1. Click ‘Create RADIUS Server’ 2. Choose ‘Advanced config’ 3. Give the name and select Auth and inner protocols. IMPORTANT: authentication protocol MUST be set to PAP or EAP-TTLS. If you use EAP-TTLS, inner protocol MUST be PAP. Then you should create new ‘External […] Learn more...

Using Cloudessa with Google(R) Two-Step Verification except for WiFi

REQUIREMENT: ORGANIZATIONS USING GOOGLE APPS* AS A USER STORE AND USING GOOGLE TWO-STEP VERIFICATION, WANT USERS TO BE ABLE TO USE THEIR GOOGLE APPS PASSWORD FOR WIFI LOGIN, WITHOUT HAVING TO USE TWO-STEP VERIFICATION DURING THE WIFI LOGIN. It is possible use Cloudessa RADIUS to authenticate users against your Google Apps domain when Google Two-Step […] Learn more...

HotSpot

How to configure CoovaChilli HotSpot to use Cloudessa RADIUS

The first thing that you need – to install the CoovaAP Firmware on your router. Download the firmvare from here. Then follow the instructions below (taken from http://coova.org/CoovaAP/Installation) WARNING: Flashing any third party firmware on your router may VOID the original manufacturer’s warranty. Software found on coova.org comes WITHOUT any warrany and can only be USED AT YOUR OWN RISK. […] Learn more...

LDAP

How to connect to Cloudessa RADIUS using LDAP

First of all you need to create new ‘Virtual RADIUS Server’. 1. Click ‘Create RADIUS Server’ 2. Choose ‘Advanced config’ 3. Give the name and select Auth and inner protocols. IMPORTANT: authentication protocol MUST be set to PAP or EAP-TTLS. If you use EAP-TTLS, inner protocol MUST be PAP. Then you should create new ‘External […] Learn more...

How to turn on LDAPs on Active Directory 2003

Do the following steps to install the Certificate Services in Windows 2003 and enable LDAP oved SSL in Active Directory. 1. Click Start, select Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs. 2. In the “Add or Remove Programs” window, click Add/Remove Windows Components, check the Certificate Services and click Next. 3. Click Next in the CA Type page. 4. Fill up the Common name for this CA and click Next. 5. Click Next in the Certificate […] Learn more...

How to turn on LDAPs on Active Directory 2008

Do the following steps to install the Certificate Services in Windows 2008 and enable LDAP oved SSL in Active Directory. Note: The server is a member of the domain, and is a domain controller. 1. Open Server Manager. 2. Select Roles, then click Add Roles in the center pane. 3. The Before You Begin page may show up if you haven’t turned it off […] Learn more...

WPA2-Enterprise

How to connect to Cloudessa RADIUS using WPA2-Enterprise with Windows XP

  Configuring WPA2 for Windows XP Requirements for wireless using WPA2 on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 – Your wireless card must support 802.1x, AES, and WPA2. – Windows XP with service pack 2, it is recommended to install all the latest updates (you can download them through the Windows update site http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com ). […] Learn more...