Local Database Authentication

You can configure the switch to use its local database for web-based and MAC-based network login authentication.

802.1X network login does not support local database authentication. Local authentication essentially mimics the functionality of the remote RADIUS server locally. This method of authentication is useful in the following situations:

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.