Clients with High 802.1X Authentication Failures

The Clients had significant number of 802.1X authentication failures insight can be accessed from the Global, Site, Access Points, and Clients context. This insight provides information on excessive 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. authentication failures observed in the network. It is categorized under connectivity since the users are unable to connect to the Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is a technology that allows electronic devices to connect to a WLAN network, mainly using the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio bands. Wi-Fi can apply to products that use any 802.11 standard. network. This insight displays the following information:

Insight Summary

The insight summary provides the following details:

  • Reason—Displays the possible causes for which the failure occurred.
  • Recommendation—Displays the possible recommendation against each failure to resolve the same.
  • Failures—Displays the exact number and percentage of failures that occurred against each failure reason.

Time Series Graph

The time series graph displays the number of 802.1X authentication failures observed in the network during the selected time period. You can hover your mouse over each bar graph to see the exact number of failures.

Cards

The cards vary based on the context that you access the insight from. Click one of the cards to view further details:

Table 1: Cards Context

Cards

Context

Site

Global

Server

Global, Site, Device, Client

Access Point

Global, Site, Client

Client

Global, Site, Device

Site

Lists the number of sites that experienced 802.1X authentication failures in the network. Click the arrow to view a pictorial graph with the Most Impacted sites. Click the number displayed on the Site card, to view a detailed description of the impacted sites:

  • Site—Name of the site impacted by the insight and lick to the specific insight at the site context.
  • Failures—Number and percentage of failures occurred in each site.
  • Total—Total number of 802.1X authentications in each site.
  • Reason—Number and reason of 802.1X authentication failures in each site.

Server

Lists the number of servers that failed 802.1X authentication in the network. Click the arrow to view the pictorial graph of the Most Impacted sites. Click the number displayed on the Server card, to view a detailed description of the impacted servers:

  • Server IP—IP address of each server.
  • Failures—Number of 802.1X authentication failures in each server.
  • Total—Total number of 802.1X authentications.

Access Point

Lists the number and the details of APs that failed 802.1X authentication in the network. Click the arrow to view a pictorial graph of the Most Impacted access points. Click the Access Point drop-down list to view the following:

Click the number displayed on the Access Point card, to view the detailed description of the impacted access points:

  • AP Name—Name of the access points and link to the specific insight at the AP context.
  • AP MACMAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address of the AP and link to the specific insight at the AP context.
  • Failures—Number and percentage of failures occurred in each AP.
  • Total—Total number of failures in each AP.
  • Reason—Number and reason of 802.1X authentication failures in each AP.
  • Serial—Serial number of the AP.
  • IP—IP address of the AP.
  • Model—Model number of each AP.
  • FW Version—Version of the firmware running on each AP.
  • Site—Name of the site where the AP resides.

Client

Lists the MAC address, name, host name, and auth ID of clients that failed 802.1X authentication. Click the arrow to view the pictorial graph of the Most Impacted clients. Click the number displayed on the Client card, to view a detailed description of the impacted clients:

  • Client Name—Name of the impacted client and link to the specific insight at the client context.
  • Client MAC—MAC address of the client and link to the specific insight at the client context.
  • Failures—Number and percentage of failures occurred in each client.
  • Total—Total number of failures in each client.
  • Reason—Number and reason of 802.1X authentication failures in each client.
  • Client OS—OS type of the device.