RSSO accounting issue

I am currently using NPS as an authentication server for an 802.1X PEAP-MSHCAPv2 SSID and forwarding accounting to a Watchguard firewall for RSSO. Aruba APs and controller. I have a few possible issues which I'd like to discuss:

-On a packet capture I am only seeing interim accounting packets hitting the Watchguard with no start messages. Will the Watchguard be able to process this for RSSO with only interim update messages?

-Somewhere in the authentication flow a Class attribute is being added. I am then attempting to add Class as an added value in NPS which contains the user group value in order for the Watchguard to process. But both Class attributes are being forwarded to the Watchguard. How would the Watchguard handle being sent 2x Class attributes with only one containing the user group info. I am attempted to remove one of the Class attributes in NPS but this does not look possible.

-I have attempted to add Filter-Id into the accounting packet on NPS with the user group value (and change the Watchguard settings to be the same) but it does not seem to appear in the capture. However, when I add Class it appears immediately.


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    james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    -The WatchGuard needs Start, Stop, and Interim-Update messages.

    https://www.watchguard.com/help/docs/help-center/en-US/Content/en-US/Fireware/authentication/rsso_about.html#:~:text=accounting Start, Stop, and Interim-Update accounting messages

    -I believe the firewall will take the first one. I would suggest only sending one if possible.

    -If the attribute doesn't appear in your packet capture, the RADIUS server isn't sending it.

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

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    Thanks, James.

    I believe the firewall will take the first one. I would suggest only sending one if possible.

    -If you're referring to the Class attribute here? I currently do not have a mechanism to only send a single Class attribute as the secondary attribute shown in the pcap screenshot above is being added somewhere and I cannot remove it. However, the Class attribute which I have added in NPS is not being acknowledged by the Watchguard, despite it being first in the list. I am not receiving any accounting response from the Watchguard, in the pcap, which suggests it is not processing the Class attribute which I have added which contains the group attribute value?

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