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    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 1.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: 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.

    Published: 2012-11-28