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LDAP users are not able to authenticate in NAC because Advanced Configuration is disabled

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TitleLDAP users are not able to authenticate in NAC because Advanced Configuration is disabled
Symptoms
  • LDAP 802.1x users are not authenticating
  • System misconfiguration errors show in end system events
Environment
  • Netsight NAC
  • LDAP
Cause
Advanced configuration is not enabled in AAA config.
LDAP Authentication of users requires an Advanced AAA configuration, not just a Basic AAA config.

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Resolution
1.  Create a AAA configuration and use it instead of the basic AAA configuration.
2.  From Tools->Management and Configuration->Advanced Configuration
3.  Select AAA Configuration
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4.  Create a AAA configuration
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5.  Create an Advanced Configuration and name it

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6.  Click on new configuration name and edit it.
7.  Change Authentication Method from Proxy Radius, to LDAP Authentication
8.  Select an LDAP configuration
It will need to look something like this.
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9.  Click Ok
10.Click Ok
11.Click Save 
12.Re-enforce
13.Check your AAA configuration again, it should look like the following.
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14. Check end station events to see if they authenticate accordingly.

 
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