Jul 28 2017
- last edited on
Jul 24 2020
Please move this conversation if it's not the right place.
I'd like to know if Azure has full cloud based solution for Radius Authentication? I'd like to link the O365 account of my users to a cloud managed wifi network for authentication (like Cisco Meraki or Ubiquiti).
All solution I've seen are using MFA as Radius but I would then need to install an on-premise appliance.
Jul 28 2017 09:04 AM
Would this approach https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/multi-factor-authentication/multi-factor-authentication-nps-e... for you?
Mar 14 2018 02:56 AM
I am also interested in such a solution. I can accept an on-premises appliance (I mean the wifi hardware need to be on-premises anyway) but my customer does not want to install a local Active Directory or any on-premises servers.
However, for some reason, they require authentication for the wifi network.
Mar 14 2018 03:00 AM
Actually I managed to have an authentication without using Radius server. The users must authenticate using their O365 account via a splash page. It's integrated with Meraki Wifi network and it works fine.
Mar 14 2018 03:14 AM
Interesting, can you provide more information on how you solved it? Did you follow any guides or blog posts?
Mar 14 2018 03:21 AM
No, I design the solution myself actually :)
It's pretty simple. If you are using Cisco Meraki, it allows you to use an external splash page (Excap). For that page, you have 2 options: one using a radius authentication (which doesn't hep) and one using a click to connect (no authentication). As such, it doesn't help either but if you store that click to connect page on an Azure app that you protect but forcing your user to authenticate before accessing the page, it makes the job. On azure the azure web app, you have the option to select authentication using Facebook, google, Azure AD, etc. then you must configure the wallet garden of Meraki to allow access to the Azure authentication even without being authenticated on the wifi network.
And that's it :)
I think I've post something to explain this on the Meraki forum but not sure anymore ;)
Jul 16 2018 06:00 AM
Jul 16 2018 06:00 AM
Jul 17 2018 04:08 AM
The support scenarios for using RADIUS is VPN, NPS and based on Azure MFA.
You can work with Azure AD and SAML for authentication, it's more secure.
Jul 15 2020 07:00 AM
For now I created a splash age application using the web app from azure AD.
This app is protected and accessible only to my authenticated users (basic feature you can activate in the app options).
When a user connects to the wifi, he is redirected to this portal hosted on the azure web app, Azure asks the users to authenticate. When authenticated, the splash page is just a pass through button the user need to click on.
I hope this help.