Web-based authentication

The web-based authentication method uses a web page login to authenticate users for access to the network. When a client connects to the switch and opens a web browser, the switch automatically presents a login page.


A proxy server is not supported for use by a browser on a client device that accesses the network through a port configured for web-based authentication.

In the login page, a client enters a username and password, which the switch forwards to a RADIUS server for authentication. After authenticating a client, the switch grants access to the secured network. Besides a web browser, the client needs no special supplicant software.