Monitoring Access Requests and Sessions

The Authentication & Policy dashboard provides all the details about authentication requests from users, and session details of client devices that are connected to the APs managed by Aruba Central. It enables the network administrators in decision making processes by representing authentication and session details in form of charts and tables. However, the Authentication & Policy dashboard represents authentication requests from users and session details using the following tabs.

Only for client MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. addresses that are added (or registered) in the Allowed MAC Addresses table in the client access policy, the MAC authentication failures are recorded and reported in the charts and Access list table. For more information about configuring new client MAC addresses, see Updating Client Access Policy.

  • Authentication tab: The Authentication tab includes charts and tables that provide detailed information about all the users and client devices connected to the AP through Cloud Identity authentication.

  • Sessions tab: The All Sessions tab includes charts and tables that provide detailed session related information about all the client devices connected to the AP through Cloud Identity authentication.

Figure 1  Monitoring Page

Data Filters

The different data filters allow you to screen and customize the authentication and sessions related data that are displayed on the charts.

Time Filter

The time filter allows you to set a time range to display authentication and sessions related data in the charts and list. You can set the filter to any of the following time ranges:

  • 3 Hours—The charts display the Cloud Authentication and Policy details for the past three hours.
  • 1 Day—The chart displays the Cloud Authentication and Policy details for the current day.
  • 1 Week—The chart displays the Cloud Authentication and Policy details for the current week.
  • 1 Month—The chart displays the Cloud Authentication and Policy details for the current month.
  • 3 Months—The chart displays the Cloud Authentication and Policy details for the past three months.

For more information about different monitoring dashboards, see the following topics: