About local AAA

Local AAA on your Aruba switch provides:

  • Authentication using local password or SSH public key.

  • Authorization using local role-based access control (RBAC). Optional per-command authorization is possible through configuration of user-defined local user groups, with command authorization rules applied to respective group members.

  • Accounting of user activity on the switch using accounting logs.


For switches that support multiple management modules such as the Aruba 8400, all AAA functionality discussed only applies to the active management module. See also AAA on switches with multiple management modules in the High Availability Guide.