RADIUS setup for Single sign on

Posted on 2013-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
EE community, I'm looking for suggestions to accomplish single sign for wireless authentication using RADIUS.  Ultimately, I want any user to authenticate to wireless the same way at any of our three offices.

Here is my scenario: Three office locations, HQ and two remote offices connected via BOVPN tunnels.  At HQ I have configured RADIUS and have all local AP's setup and configured.

My question is, how do I go about configuration at the two remote sites?  Both sites have local hardware that could facilitate RADIUS config, but I don't know how to setup to talk to HQ.
Question by:Christina Taylor
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 39622321
This depends a lot on how your sites work at the moment.  Can you give us an idea of what you have in terms of servers, etc?

If you have an AD for example you could use a local RADIUS at each site with the same policies.  But as I say it depends on what you have at the moment.

Author Comment

by:Christina Taylor
ID: 39622353
I have AD setup at HQ, running MS Server 2008 R2 at HQ and both remote sites. Sites are connected via BOVPN.  I was also thinking local RADIUS at each site, but wasn't sure of the specific configuration.

I hope this helps.
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

Craig Beck earned 500 total points
ID: 39622385
So I'll say it's easy (assuming it's the same domain throughout).  You'll need to obtain a certificate for each RADIUS server if you want to use EAP-style logins so ideally you'll need certificate services running on your network.

In short, configure the same SSIDs on your APs and create a GPO to push the wireless settings to the clients.  Configure a RADIUS at each site and configure the same access policies on each RADIUS and that's pretty-much all you need to do.
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!


Author Comment

by:Christina Taylor
ID: 39622431
Seems pretty straight forward, as you suggest.  To confirm, it is the same domain throughout.

I'll give it a go this week and see how it turns out.  Thanks a million!
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 39622442
No probs... if you need any help I'll be here :-)

Author Comment

by:Christina Taylor
ID: 39628459
Just checking back in to make sure I'm on the right track to implement GPO.  I'm in my default domain policy - Computer Configuration - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Wireless Network, create new policy.

I already have an XP Policy for my wireless network, so I created a new one for 'Vista and Later'.  Am I on the right track?
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 39628465

Featured Post

Save the day with this special offer from ATEN!

Save 30% on the CV211 using promo code EXPERTS30 now through April 30th. The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
What Accesspoint 7 40
RDS on 2012 R2 and Term Server on 2008 and a licensing question 4 67
2008 R2 export VM includes VHD 1 21
Test of Wifi Keyboard and mouse 2 27
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
For Sennheiser, comfort, quality and security are high priority areas. This paper addresses the security of Bluetooth technology and the supplementary security that Sennheiser’s Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets provide.  
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application and how to execute it on the appropriate database. Log onto the server running the Backup Exec database. In a larger environment, this would generally be …

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question