Differences Between Network Login Authentication and Management Session Authentication

Network login authentication is very similar to management session authentication.

The differences are:
  • Network login authentication grants network access to devices connected to a switch port, and management session authentication grants management access to the switch for configuration and management.

  • The user name for network login authentication can be a MAC address.

  • Standard RADIUS attributes and Extreme Networks VSAs can be used with the network login and universal port features to configure switch ports and general switch configuration parameters.

  • Command authorization is not applicable because network login controls network access, not management session access.

Except for the above differences, network login authentication is the same as described in How Extreme Switches Work with RADIUS Servers.