This article aims to present the UPAM Architecture Guide, which does a tour of authentication use cases for Corporate-devices, IOT, BYOD, and Guest provided by OmniVista. OmniVista gives access to a large scope of capabilities for both wireless and wired devices, with easy deployment thanks to the presence of a complete wizard, and this document brings step-by-step procedures for the most popular use cases for each kind of device.
UPAM stands for Unified Policy and Access Management. This module is built-in to OmniVista, and it is the authentication brain: the place where authentication requests sent by wired and wireless equipment are processed. Note that both on premises and cloud versions have the UPAM module, so the procedures are the same.
As a reminder, the OmniVista 2500 NMS version provides free licenses for 10 ALE switches, 10 third-party switches, 10 OmniAccess Stellar Access Points but also 10 Guest and 10 BYOD licenses. This is also the case with OmniVista Cirrus that gives you 50 Guest and 50 BYOD licenses for each OmniAccess Stellar Access Points bought.
This guide can help you to discover the OmniVista interface and to quickly deploy typical use cases for your organization, by showing how to create and deploy certificates, connecting to external databases, and create Captive Portal SSID for Guests and BYOD devices.
Free licenses and the help that the UPAM Architecture Guide will provide you are enough reasons to let you dive into OmniVista and to assure you that UPAM can fulfill your company requirements!
If you would like to go rurther, watch our Spacewalkers Live session Methods to authenticate devices using OmniVista Unified Policy and Access Manager.
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Benjamin Rougeaux is a Network Solutions Architect at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and is currently focusing on OmniVista, OmniSwitch and OmniAccess Stellar. Benjamin has a Master’s degree in Computer Science with a Telecommunications Specialisation from Sorbonne University in Paris.
Prior to becoming a Network Solutions Architect, Benjamin gained experience as an apprentice within ALE’s Technical Support organization and at the Solution Lab. He also worked as a consultant for a power distribution company and returned to ALE after this experience.
During his time off, Benjamin stays up to date of new technological innovations, and never misses a space rocket launch.