Cached reauthentication

Currently Aruba network switches support primary and fallback authentication mechanism for mac-authentication & dot1x authentication methods. This fallback method will be applied for these authentication methods only if RADIUS is not reachable or down. Following option can be enabled as fallback mechanism.

  • Authorized

  • Cached Re-Auth

  • None

When authorized is set, authenticated clients will be allowed as authenticated during reauthentication.

When cached Re-Auth is set, authenticated client will be authenticated for the configured cached reauth period or RADIUS server reachability.

none is the default option, authenticated client will be de-authenticated.

A CLI is introduced after the fallback mechanism cached reauthentication for 8021x and MAC authentication to authorize. Once cached–reauth has expired, the client will be triggered to authorized if the CLI option has been enabled.