Adding New Users to the Local Database

Once your Unleashed wireless network is set up, you can choose to authenticate wireless users using an external authentication server (Active Directory or RADIUS server), or to authenticate users by referring to accounts that are stored in the system's internal user database.

This section describes the procedures for managing users using the internal user database. For authentication using an external AAA server, see AAA Servers.

To use the internal user database as the default authentication source and to create new user accounts in the internal database:

  1. Go to Admin & Services > System > Users.
  2. In the Internal User Database table, click Create New.
  3. When the Create New form appears, fill in the text fields with the appropriate entries:
    • User Name: Enter a name for this user. User names must be 1-32 characters in length, using letters, numbers, underscores (_) and periods (.). User names are case-sensitive and may not begin with a number.
    • Full Name: Enter the assigned user's first and last name. The user name can be up to 64 characters, including special characters and spaces.
    • Password: Enter a unique password for this user, 4-32 characters in length, using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters including characters from (!) (char 33) to (~) (char 126). Passwords are case-sensitive.
    • Confirm Password: Re-enter the same password for this user.
  4. If you have created roles that enable non-standard client logins or that gather staff members into workgroups, select the appropriate role for this user from the Roles drop-down menu. For more information on roles and their application, see Configuring User Roles.
  5. Click OK to save your settings. Be sure to communicate the user name and password to the appropriate end user.

The Users page

Creating a new User on the internal database