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5308 using windows authentication

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5308 using windows authentication

Is it possible to have the switch to use windows authentication via a radius server?

I know it's possible to do mac and web based authentication but having windows authentication will make it alot easier to manage
Mohieddin Kharnoub
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Re: 5308 using windows authentication


Yes its possible using the 802.1x protocol.
Install the IAS on your Windows server, and run the RADIUS, then integrate it with your Active Directory.

After that you have to configure the 5300 switch to be an authenticator by configure the RADIUS server settings, and configure ports for Port-based security

You can have a Dynamic Vlan assignment also by RADIUS attributes, which will be passed along with the Authentication process, so the user can Dynamically join a Vlan based on his windows account, and so the switch restrict and apply a certain policy based on his Vlan membership.

How to configure, is easy, refer to this link:

and for RADIUS:

Good Luck !!!
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