Controller Based WLANs

How can management authentication be done using an external RADIUS server?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.


Management user authentication can be validated against an external RADIUS server. After the user has been successfully authenticated, the RADIUS server can pass the 'RADIUS Accept' message and the Aruba-specific attribute 'Aruba-Admin-Role' to the controller with the management role for the user.


  • Create an Authentication Server 

#configure terminal 

#aaa authentication-server radius 

#host  #key


  • Add Server to the Server Group 

#configure terminal 
#aaa server-group 
#aaa inservice



  • Configuration for Management Authentication 

#configure terminal 
#aaa authentication mgmt 

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