02-22-2016 08:04 PM
Re: MAC address authentication on aruba IAP
02-23-2016 01:33 AM - edited 02-23-2016 01:36 AM
how much MAC address authentications are supported on aruba IAP 215 ,225 and 325
Honestly, we always get questions about mac authentication and how many devices are supported. The truth is, mac authentication is only good in very small environments when the mac authentication list is manageable. Mac authentication is also not very secure. Anything over a certain number is tedious to manage. Knowing when a device is no longer in use, servicing requests to add and remove devices consumes alot of time for the administrator. It is better to go to 802.1x and authenticate to Active Directory with a username and password which provides security and less maintenence for the administrator.
Aruba only provides mac authentication because people still use it, not because it is a best practice.
*Answers and views expressed by me on this forum are my own and not necessarily the position of Aruba Networks or Hewlett Packard Enterprise.*
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