Authentication Services

Authentication with RADIUS allows for a unique password for each user, instead of the need to maintain and distribute switch-specific passwords to all users.

RADIUS verifies identity for the following types of primary password access to the switch:

  • Serial port (console)

  • Telnet

  • SSH


  • WebAgent

  • Port-Access (802.1X)

The switch also supports RADIUS accounting for Web Authentication and MAC authentication sessions.


The switch does not support RADIUS security for SNMP (network management) access. For information on blocking access through the WebAgent, see Controlling WebAgent access.