Local Database Authentication
You can configure the switch to use its local database for web-based and MAC-based network login authentication.
- If both the primary and secondary (if configured) RADIUS servers timeout or are unable to respond to authentication requests.
- If no RADIUS servers are configured.
- If the RADIUS server used for network login authentication is disabled.
If any of the above conditions are met, the switch checks for a local user account and attempts to authenticate against that local account.
For local authentication to occur, you must configure the switch‘s local database with a user name and password for network login. We recommend a maximum of 64 local accounts. If you need more than 64 local accounts, we recommend using RADIUS for authentication. You can also specify the destination VLAN to enter upon a successful authentication. You can also specify a UPM profile in the local database when creating a local user.
You can also use local database authentication in conjunction with network login MAC-based VLANs. For more detailed information about network login MAC-based VLANs, see Configuring Network Login MAC-Based VLANs.