Configuring Authentication for AOS-S Switches

Aruba Central supports enabling 802.1X 802.1X is an IEEE standard for port-based network access control designed to enhance 802.11 WLAN security. 802.1X provides an authentication framework that allows a user to be authenticated by a central authority. and MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. authentication for switches. You can enable and configure 802.1X authentication of clients at the switch and port level, and enable authentication of 802.1X access through a RADIUS Remote 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 using either EAP Extensible Authentication Protocol. An authentication protocol for wireless networks that extends the methods used by the PPP, a protocol often used when connecting a computer to the Internet. EAP can support multiple authentication mechanisms, such as token cards, smart cards, certificates, one-time passwords, and public key encryption authentication.  or CHAP Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol. CHAP is a challenge and response authentication method used to verify the identity of a remote user. protocol. You can also enable and configure ports to authenticate clients based on MAC addresses.

See the following topics for more information on authentication: