Cisco ISE 2.0 Active Directory & Radius

This is a 4 part blog series about configuring Cisco ISE 2.0 for WLAN authentication and WLAN Guest authentication (split into two parts) on a Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC).
ISEimageFor more guides about configuring (previous) Cisco ISE, see this page.This is part 1, the prerequisites before you can start configuring any authentication method.
Add ISE to Active Directory domain
Login into ISE and add ISE to the Active Directory domain by following these steps:
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Cisco WSA Authentication

In this and other posts we’ll discuss the Cisco Web Security Appliance. This is the blog agenda:
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Installing
Part 3: Deploying Proxy Services
Part 4: Policies
Part 5: Acceptable use & HTTPS Inspection
Part 6: Authentication
Part 7: Defending malware
This is the 6th part of the series.
A proxy is no real proxy without user authentication. That’s what I’m going to discuss in this post. Authentication is needed for logging and user tracking.
Authentication options:

  • Basic (local accounts)
  • NTLMSSP (for Microsoft Active Directory)

In explicit forwarding mode you can use straightforward proxy authentication. In transparant mode you have to fool the WSA.
In case all authentication services are unavailable, you can choose to permit or block all traffic. You can find this setting in Network > Authentication, click Edit Global Settings.
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