Use 802.1X with Verkada Cameras
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You can use IEEE 802.1X on Verkada cameras by using Media Access Control (MAC)-based authentication, also known as MAC authentication bypass (MAB). Most modern-day Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) servers support this configuration and can be implemented by creating a new policy on a Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) server.

How MAB works 

Required. Before MAB can successfully work, a Systems Admin must configure their RADIUS server to authenticate the MAC address as an allowed device.

When MAB is enabled on a switch port, that port first checks if the connected device is IEEE 802.1X-compliant. If the device doesn't respond, the switch tries to authenticate the connected device with a AAA server by using the MAC address as the username/password. 

MAC address of a Verkada camera 

All Verkada cameras start with a unique MAC Organizationally Unique Identifier (OUI), which starts with E0:A7:00. You can view the full MAC address by one of these ways:

  • Find it at the bottom of any Verkada camera when the mount is removed

  • Devices page 


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