GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

L4 Transporter

GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

Hello folks,


I am being asked if GlobalProtect could be locked down to only except a specific list of MAC addresses (our corporate laptops) only.  


I see information about Device Block list or HIP configuration.  I don't really want to specify a block list, but rather an allow list and block everything else. 


Is that possible?



We using PA 3020 with 7.1.15.


L7 Applicator

Re: GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

Not via mac address but have you considered certifcates...


just generate a root CA on your palo and then use this to create device certificates...

L4 Transporter

Re: GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

Ok, gotcha. Thanks @MickBall

Would this be along side (separately) from the existing wildcard we use for our GlobalProtect Gateway SSL/TLS profile?


Or instead of?


As I am thinking...sounds like could be instead of.  Could use "local" certificates rather than one like GoDaddy that every device has a CA root cert for.


L7 Applicator

Re: GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

It would be along side...


also along side your existing authentication method.....


so... go daddy for tls profile, ldap or sso or local user or 2 factor auth plus device cert to only allow known devices.


your challenge will be to distribute certs...


can be done via Group policy..



L4 Transporter

Re: GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

Thank you!  @MickBall


Looks like I can follow this documentation.


I have a test environment to prove this out.  I'll close this now, update it later.

L7 Applicator

Re: GlobalProtect MAC Address Filter?

Yep, you got it.., if you need any further assistance then jus update this post... 

good luck...



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