Configuring 802.1X Interface Settings (CLI)

To configure 802.1X authentication on an interface:

  1. Navigate to the [edit protocols dot1x] hierarchy and configure the supplicant mode as single (authenticates the first supplicant), single-secure (authenticates only one supplicant), or multiple (authenticates multiple supplicants).

    [edit]user@host# edit protocols dot1x [edit protocols dot1x]user@host# set authenticator interface ge-0/0/5 supplicant multiple
  2. Enable reauthentication and specify the reauthentication interval.

    [edit protocols dot1x]user@host# set authenticator interface ge-0/0/5/0 reauthentication 120
  3. Configure the interface timeout value for the response from the supplicant.

    [edit protocols dot1x]user@host# set authenticator interface ge-0/0/5 supplicant-timeout 5
  4. Configure the timeout for the interface before it resends an authentication request to the RADIUS server.

    [edit protocols dot1x]user@host# set authenticator interface ge-0/0/5 server-timeout 5
  5. Configure how long, in seconds, the interface waits before retransmitting the initial EAPOL PDUs to the supplicant.

    [edit protocols dot1x]user@host# set authenticator interface ge-0/0/5 transmit-period 60
  6. Configure the maximum number of times an EAPOL request packet is retransmitted to the supplicant before the authentication session times out.

    [edit protocols dot1x]user@host# set authenticator interface ge-0/0/5 maximum-requests 5