Mass import of MAC address

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Apr 21st, 2006
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I'm setting up my ACS server using MAC address to authenticate. I've over 1500 MAC addresses thus is there any way to mass import the MAC addresses into the ACS?

With regards

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scottmac Fri, 04/21/2006 - 15:12
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I haven't seen any scripts for ACS, but there are scripts for MS servers/Active Directory out on

If you load the MACs from a file into MS AD, then use the AD as your backing authentication, it should work jus' fine.

If you load the MACs into a group with no domain privieleges, you should still be safe (or, at least, no additional loss of security).



nathana Mon, 05/01/2006 - 14:31
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Yes, create a text file (in the utils directory) that looks like this:





of course is the address of the card, and the is what profile you want it entered into.

I do my in groups of about 40, but that's so I can keep it straight (and the boxes come in sizes of 40). I also use excel so I can copy the first MAC Address column (username) with the second MAC column (password) to speed it up. I save it as a csv, then use notepad to replace all the commas with colons.

After that, command prompt and cd into the utils directory.

c:\ACS\Utils> csutil -i .txt

That should do it. I do all my bulk imports that way.

scschewep Mon, 05/01/2006 - 17:15
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Hi Nathana,

thanks for your reply. Does this method works for ACS ver 4.0?

I did manage to find some steps but have yet to confirm its credibility.


nathana Tue, 05/02/2006 - 12:21
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I am upgrading to version 4 in 2 weeks. Guess I will have ot find out then.

rsrikant Thu, 08/24/2006 - 03:03
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Is it possible to add the realname and description field using this Csutility along with the MAC address input




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