Configuring External Authentication Servers for a WLAN SSID Profile

WLAN Wireless Local Area Network. WLAN is a 802.11 standards-based LAN that the users access through a wireless connection. clients connecting to an SSID Service Set Identifier. SSID is a name given to a WLAN and is used by the client to access a WLAN network. in the network can authenticate to a server based on the security profile configured on the SSID. You can create and associate an external authentication server when configuring a security profile for an WLAN SSID.

In a bridge mode, the authentication is performed at the AP level.

To configure an external authentication server for a WLAN SSID profile, complete the following steps:

  1. To access the WLAN SSID configuration wizard for a new SSID profile or an existing SSID profile, see Configuring a WLAN SSID Profile in Bridge Mode or Configuring a WLAN SSID Profile in Tunnel and Mixed Mode.
  2. In the WLAN SSID configuration wizard, click the Security tab.
  3. In Security Level, select Enterprise.
  4. Perform one of the following actions:
    • To add a new external authentication server, click + next to Primary Server or Secondary Server.

      The New Server pop-up window is displayed.

    • To edit an existing external authentication server, click the edit icon next to Primary Server or Secondary Server.

      The Edit Server pop-up window is displayed.

  5. In the New Server pop-up window, select one of the following from the Server Type drop-down list:
  6. Click OK.