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The network device must be configured to use an authentication server to authenticate users prior to granting administrative access.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-243144 WLAN-ND-001100 SV-243144r719887_rule High
Centralized management of authentication settings increases the security of remote and nonlocal access methods. This is particularly important protection against the insider threat. With robust centralized management, audit records for administrator account access to the organization's network devices can be more readily analyzed for trends and anomalies. The alternative method of defining administrator accounts on each device exposes the device configuration to remote access authentication attacks and system administrators with multiple authenticators for each network device.
Network WLAN AP-IG Management Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-04-16


Check Text ( C-46419r719885_chk )
Review the network device configuration to verify all management connections use an authentication server for administrative access.

If the network device is not configured to use an authentication server for management access, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-46376r719886_fix)
Configure authentication for all management connections using an authentication server.