Configures an AAA (Authentication, Accounting, and Authorization) policy. AAA policies define access control within the network.

A controller, service platform, or access point can interoperate with external RADIUS and LDAP servers (AAA Servers) to provide an additional user database and authentication resource. Each WLAN can maintain its own unique AAA configuration. Up to six servers can be configured for providing AAA services.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


aaa-policy <AAA-POLICY-NAME>


aaa-policy <AAA-POLICY-NAME>
<AAA-POLICY-NAME> Specify the AAA policy name. If the policy does not exist, it is created.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#aaa-policy test
AAA Policy Mode commands:
  accounting           Configure accounting parameters
  attribute            Configure RADIUS attributes in access and accounting
  authentication       Configure authentication parameters
  health-check         Configure server health-check parameters
  mac-address-format   Configure the format in which the MAC address must be
                       filled in the Radius-Request frames
  no                   Negate a command or set its defaults
  proxy-attribute      Configure radius attribute behavior when proxying
                       through controller or rf-domain-manager
  server-pooling-mode  Configure the method of selecting a server from the
                       pool of configured AAA servers
  use                  Set setting to use

  clrscr               Clears the display screen
  commit               Commit all changes made in this session
  do                   Run commands from Exec mode
  end                  End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit                 End current mode and down to previous mode
  help                 Description of the interactive help system
  revert               Revert changes
  service              Service Commands
  show                 Show running system information
  write                Write running configuration to memory or terminal


Related Commands

no Removes an existing AAA policy


For more information on the AAA policy commands, see AAA Policy.