Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2013-12-21
I have a Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller and I want to authenticate against my Active Directory environment.  There is a LDAP section described here: where you can see it asks for LDAP server properties.  

The parameters I'm not sure on are:
User Attribute and User Object Type.  I have sAMAccountName for User Attribute and user for User Object Type.  What should these be when authing against Active Directory?

Also, when configuring the Wireless Security settings I see options for 802.1x, WPA+WPA2(802.1x) and WEP 802.1x.

Currently when I attempt to connect to my testing wireless it prompts me for username and password, but continues to prompt me for network authentication repeatedly.  I'm using Windows 7 as my client OS.    
Question by:LrdKanien
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    Expert Comment

    sAMAccountName  is the login you use to open a session  . and user object  type is the type of the user it could be a person , a computer or a printer ( yep devices have also to authenticate when 802.1X is in place ) .

    Accepted Solution

    I found out I cannot use Active Directory as the LDAP target because AD won't send passwords in clear text and that is required by Cisco.  Instead, I'll have to implement RADIUS.

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    Please read my solution.

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