Authenticating Users

Network login uses two types of databases to authenticate users trying to access the network:

All three network login protocols, web-based, MAC-based, and 802.1X, support RADIUS authentication. Only web-based and MAC-based network login support local database authentication.



Beginning in ExtremeXOS 16.1, when RADIUS authentication is listed first and sends an access-reject it is honored and the local user database is not consulted - the bullet points listed just below indicate when the local database is used. .

The network login authenticated entry is cleared when there is an FDB timeout. This applies to web-based, MAC-Based, and 802.1X authentication.