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Cisco Catalyst 9800

This article describes configuration steps for Cisco Catalyst 9800 Controller.
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Log in to your Cisco Controller, go to the Configuration/ Security / AAA page.

On the Servers / Groups tab click Add button to create new Radius Server.

Name: Set Radius server name
Server Address:
PAC Key: unticked
Key Type: Clear Text
Key: contact our office
Auth Port: 1812
Acct Port: 1813
Server Timeout: 1-1000
Retry Count: 0-100
Support for CoA: Disabled

Click Update & Apply to Device button on each page you configure.

Go to the AAA Method List / Authentication tab and add Local_Auth.

Method List Name: Local_Auth
Type: login
Group Type: local

Go to the AAA Method List / Accounting tab and add Local_Auth.

Method List Name: Local_Auth
Type: identity

Go to AAA Advanced / Global Config tab.

Local Authentication: Default
Local Authorization: Default
Radius Server Load Balance: Disabled
Interim Update: Unticked

Radius Attributes

Called-station-id: app-macadress
Called-station-id case: lower
MAC-Delimiter: hyphen
Username Case: lower
Username delimiter: hyphen

Go to Configuration/ Security / Web Auth page to Add Web Auth Parameter.

On the General tab set the following:

Parameter-map name: Guest_WiFi
Banner Type: None
Maximum HTTP connections: 100
Init-State Timeout(secs):120
Type: webauth
Sleeping Client Timeout (minutes): 720

On the Advanced tab set the following:

Redirect for log-in: https://wifihotspot.io/login
Redirect Append for AP MAC Address: ap_mac
Redirect Append for Client MAC Address: client_mac
Redirect Append for WLAN SSID: ssid
Portal IPV4 Adress:
Portal IPV6 Adress: x:x:x:x:x


Updated on April 30, 2024

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