AAA and Port Authentication Feature Overview and Configuration Guide

AlliedWare Plus enables you to specify three different types of device authentication: 802.1X-authentication, Web-authentication, and MAC-authentication.

  • 802.1X is an IEEE standard providing a mechanism for authenticating devices attached to a LAN port or wireless device.
  • Web-authentication is applicable to devices that have a human user who opens the web browser and types in a user name and password when requested.
  • MAC-authentication is used to authenticate devices that have neither a human user nor implement 802.1X supplicant when making a network connection request.

You can use these forms of device authentication separately or in combination, creating a powerful authentication feature set.

AlliedWare Plus


This guide describes the AlliedWare Plus implementation of Authentication, Accounting and Authorization and Port Authentication.