Can I set NAC with Mac address or device information in Pan-OS?

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Palo Alto Networks Approved
Palo Alto Networks Approved
Community Expert Verified
Community Expert Verified

Can I set NAC with Mac address or device information in Pan-OS?

L2 Linker

I would like to set up NAC for people who bring personal laptops into the company.
Is it possible to control by linking Mac address and IP, or to assign IP only to authorized devices, or to enable network use?

Or, can you tell me how to use certificates to prevent network access from devices without root certificates?

1 accepted solution

Accepted Solutions

L3 Networker

Hi HilineISP_Tech,

 

It is not possible to my knowledge to implement NAC based on MAC on Palo Alto.

there is feature request see: 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/general-topics/mac-address-based-firewall-policies/td-p/253857

 

There is potential workaround maybe to achieve what you want but additional configuration would be needed.

You can configure DHCP on an interface on the Palo Alto firewall, you can use it for Guest device / BYOD.

Within the DHCP configuration you can edit the Reserved Address and in there you can add the personal devices/Bring Your Own Device(BYOD)  1) ip address 2) mac address 3) description device/owner.

Then you can create a security policy based on the IP address in MDHCP/Reserved Address to either allow or deny.

 

Regarding the Certificates, to my knowledge that is only possible when using Globalprotect and utilizing client certificates, but that is not applicable here as you are talking about BYOD/Personal devices in the office.

 

 

 

View solution in original post

1 REPLY 1

L3 Networker

Hi HilineISP_Tech,

 

It is not possible to my knowledge to implement NAC based on MAC on Palo Alto.

there is feature request see: 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/general-topics/mac-address-based-firewall-policies/td-p/253857

 

There is potential workaround maybe to achieve what you want but additional configuration would be needed.

You can configure DHCP on an interface on the Palo Alto firewall, you can use it for Guest device / BYOD.

Within the DHCP configuration you can edit the Reserved Address and in there you can add the personal devices/Bring Your Own Device(BYOD)  1) ip address 2) mac address 3) description device/owner.

Then you can create a security policy based on the IP address in MDHCP/Reserved Address to either allow or deny.

 

Regarding the Certificates, to my knowledge that is only possible when using Globalprotect and utilizing client certificates, but that is not applicable here as you are talking about BYOD/Personal devices in the office.

 

 

 

  • 1 accepted solution
  • 1457 Views
  • 1 replies
  • 0 Likes
Like what you see?

Show your appreciation!

Click Like if a post is helpful to you or if you just want to show your support.

Click Accept as Solution to acknowledge that the answer to your question has been provided.

The button appears next to the replies on topics you’ve started. The member who gave the solution and all future visitors to this topic will appreciate it!

These simple actions take just seconds of your time, but go a long way in showing appreciation for community members and the LIVEcommunity as a whole!

The LIVEcommunity thanks you for your participation!