S series switches' support for 802.1x authentication

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S series switches (except the S1700) excluding the S2700SI and S2710SI support 802.1x authentication.

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S series switches' support for 802.1x authentication
S series switches (except the S1700) excluding the S2700SI and S2710SI support 802.1x authentication.

802.1x remote authentication on S series switch
In 802.1x remote authentication and authorization, user information (including the user name, password and attributes) is configured on the remote AAA server. 802.1x remote authentication and authorization feature high network security. S series switches (except S1700 switches) running V200R003C10 or an earlier version supports only traditional NAC configuration. Switches running V200R005C00 or a later version support both traditional and unified NAC configuration. By default, unified NAC configuration is used. 802.1x remote authentication also supports traditional and unified modes. 802.1x remote authentication configuration is the same on all switch models: - For the traditional 802.1x remote authentication configuration, see "Example for Configuring 802.1x Authentication to Control Internal User Access" in "Configuring NAC (Common Mode)" of Typical Configuration Examples. - For the unified 802.1x remote authentication configuration, see "Example for Configuring 802.1x Authentication to Control Internal User Access" in "Configuring NAC (Unified Mode)" of Typical Configuration Examples.

802.1x local authentication configuration on S series switch
For S series switches except S1700 switches, in 802.1x local authentication and authorization, user information (including the local user name, password, and attributes) is configured on the switch. 802.1x local authentication and authorization feature fast processing and low operation cost, whereas the amount of information that can be stored is limited by the switch hardware capacity.
Assume that the user connects to GE0/0/1 of the switch and belongs to VLAN 100. In addition, the user uses local authentication and can connect to the network without authorization. Configure 802.1x local authentication as follows:
1. Create VLAN 100, and add interface GE0/0/1 to this VLAN.
[HUAWEI] vlan 100 
[HUAWEI] interface gigabitethernet 0/0/1
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] port link-type access
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] port default vlan 100 
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] quit
2. Configure the local user and the authentication domain of the user.
[HUAWEI] aaa     
[HUAWEI-aaa] local-user huawei password cipher hello@123
[HUAWEI-aaa] local-user huawei service-type 8021x
[HUAWEI-aaa] authentication-scheme test
[HUAWEI-aaa-authen-test] authentication-mode local
[HUAWEI-aaa-authen-test] quit
[HUAWEI-aaa] authorization-scheme test
[HUAWEI-aaa-author-test] authorization-mode none
[HUAWEI-aaa-author-test] quit
[HUAWEI-aaa] domain default_admin
[HUAWEI-aaa-domain-default_admin] authentication-scheme test
[HUAWEI-aaa-domain-default_admin] authorization-scheme test
3. Enable 802.1x  authentication globally and on a specified interface.
a. Traditional mode (applicable to all versions)
[HUAWEI] undo authentication unified-mode  //Switch to the traditional mode (This configuration applies only to V200R005C00 and later versions.)
[HUAWEI] quit
<HUAWEI> reboot   //This configuration applies only to V200R005C00 and later versions.
[HUAWEI] dot1x enable
[HUAWEI] interface gigabitethernet0/0/1
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] dot1x enable
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] dot1x authentication-method eap
b. Unified mode (applicable to V200R005C00 and later versions)
[HUAWEI] authentication unified-mode 
[HUAWEI] interface gigabitethernet0/0/1
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] authentication dot1x
[HUAWEI-GigabitEthernet0/0/1] authentication mode multi-authen max-user 100

Do CE series switches support 802.1x authentication
CE series switches in V100R003C10 and later versions support 802.1x authentication.

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