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Configuring Instant AP Users

The Instant user database consists of a list of guest and employee users. The addition of a user involves specifying the login credentials for a user. The login credentials for these users are provided outside the Instant system.

A guest user can be a visitor who is temporarily using the enterprise network to access the Internet. However, if you do not want to allow access to the internal network and the Intranet, you can segregate the guest traffic from the enterprise traffic by creating a guest WLANWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. and specifying the required authentication, encryption, and access rules.

An employee user is the employee who is using the enterprise network for official tasks. You can create Employee WLANsWireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection., specify the required authentication, encryption and access rules, and allow the employees to use the enterprise network.

The user database is also used when an Instant AP is configured as an internal RADIUSRemote Authentication Dial-In User Service. An Industry-standard network access protocol for remote authentication. It allows authentication, authorization, and accounting of remote users who want to access network resources.  server.

The local user database of Instant APs can support up to 512 user entries.

The following procedure describes add, edit and delete an Instant AP user using the WebUI.

Table 1: Managing Instant AP Users

Old WebUI

New WebUI

Adding a new user:

  1. Click the Security link located directly above the Search bar in the Instant main window.
  2. Click Users for Internal Server, to view the contents of the Users for Internal Server tab.
  3. Enter the user name in the Username text box.
  4. Enter the password in the Password text box and reconfirm.
  5. Select the type of network from the Type drop-down list.
  6. Click Add and click OK. The users are listed in the Users list.

Adding a new user:

  1. Navigate to the Configuration > Security page.
  2. Expand Users.
  3. Under Users click + to add a new user.
  4. In the Add new user window, update the user name, password, and select the type of user from the Type drop-down list.
  5. Click OK.

Editing User Settings:

  1. Select the user you want to modify from the Users list in the table.
  2. Click Edit to modify user settings.
  3. Click OK.

Editing User Settings:

  1. Select the user you want to modify from the Users list in the table and click Edit.
  2. Make the necessary changes to the user profile.
  3. Click OK.
  4. To delete a user,

Deleting a user:

  1. Select the user you want to delete from the Users list in the table.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. To delete all or multiple users at a time, click Delete All.

NOTE: Deleting a user only removes the user record from the user database, and will not disconnect the online user associated with the user name.

Deleting a User:

  1. Select the user you want to delete from the Users list in the table and click Delete.
  2. To delete all or multiple users at a time, click Delete All.

NOTE: Deleting a user only removes the user record from the user database, and will not disconnect the online user associated with the user name.

The following CLICommand-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. snippet allows you to configure an employee user:

(Instant AP)(config)# user <username> <password> radius

The following CLICommand-Line Interface. A console interface with a command line shell that allows users to execute text input as commands and convert these commands to appropriate functions. snippet allows you to configure a guest user:

(Instant AP)(config)# user <username> <password> portal

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