Authentication Common Objects

Read about authentication common objects in this topic.

Authentication objects

Authentication common objects contain configuration and setting information needed by authentication servers. Extreme Networks devices can act as authentication and captive web portal servers or they can support external servers.

AAA Server Settings

"AAA Server Profiles"

Workflow Reference

"AAA Server Settings"

AD Servers

"Active Directory Servers"

Captive Web Portals

"Captive Web Portals"

Workflow Reference

"Captive Web Portal"

External RADIUS Servers

"External RADIUS Server Settings"

You can add, modify, and delete external RADIUS server profiles.

LDAP Servers

"LDAP Servers"

Workflow Reference

" LDAP Servers"

Authentication Common Objects Description Summary

AAA Server Settings

You can view or delete AAA server setting profiles. Extreme Networks device can act as a RADIUS authentication server and respond to 802.1X authentication requests from other devices acting as RADIUS authenticators. The Extreme Networks RADIUS server can store user accounts locally or check user login credentials against user accounts stored externally on the following user database servers: Active Directory and LDAP.

AD Servers

You can view or delete Active Directory server profiles. A RADIUS server can store user accounts locally or check user login credentials against user accounts stored externally on an Active Directory or LDAP user database servers.

  • To set up an Active Directory user database server for RADIUS authentication, you must first create a network policy and create an SSID with WPA/WPA2 802.1X Enterprise access security

Captive Web Portals

You can view or delete captive web portal profiles. A captive web portal provides registered users with network access while containing unregistered users. It requires users to perform a task, such as authenticating or registering themselves, before assigning them user profile settings and network settings that allow access to the network beyond the Extreme Networks device with which they are associated. For details, see .

  • A wireless client must first form an association with an AP before being directed to a captive web portal. For Help defining the encryption and authentication settings for that association, see "SSID Settings".

External RADIUS Servers

You can add, modify, and delete external RADIUS server profiles.

LDAP Servers

You can view delete LDAP server objects. A RADIUS server can store user accounts locally or check user login credentials against user accounts stored externally on an Active Directory or LDAP user database server.