Configuring an Infranet Controller MAC Address Authentication Server for Unmanageable Devices (NSM Procedure)

To configure a MAC address authentication server for unmanageable devices:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager> Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the Infranet Controller for which you want to configure MAC address authentication.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Authentication > Auth Servers.
  4. Add or modify MAC address authentication settings as specified in Table 46.
  5. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

Table 46: MAC Address Authentication Server Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Auth Server Name

Specifies a name for the auth server.

Enter a name for the auth server.

Auth Server Type

Specifies the auth server type.

Select MAC Address Authentication.

MAC Address Authentication Server > Optional LDAP Server

Optional LDAP Server

Specifies the list of optional LDAP servers.

Select the optional LDAP servers from the Non-members list and click Add to move it to the Members list.

MAC Address Authentication Server > MAC Adresses > MAC Addresses

MAC Address

Specifies the MAC address.

Enter MAC address entries in the format:


To enter wildcards, use the format

00:11:22*:*:* (a single asterisk represents two characters).


Specifies if the MAC address is authenticated.

  • Select Allow to grant authentication.
  • Select Deny to refuse authentication.
MAC Address Authentication Server > MAC Adresses > Attributes


Allows you to enter the name of the user attribute cookie in the MAC address authentication user directory.

Enter a name.


Associates the MAC address with a particular group or organization. For example:


represents that this MAC address belongs to engineering.

Enter a value.

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