Auto-Configuration of URLs to Bypass User Authentication (SonicOS 126.96.36.199)
SonicOS 5.8.1 introduces a new auto-configuration utility to temporarily allow traffic from a single, specified IP address to bypass authentication. The destinations that IP address accesses are then recorded and used to allow that traffic to bypass user authentication. Typically this is used to allow traffic such as anti-virus updates and Windows updates. To use this feature, navigate to Users > Settings and click the Auto-configure button in the Other Global User Settings section. This is only configurable for source IP addresses and not the destination IP addresses.
To configure Auto-Configuration of URLs to bypass user authentication, follow these steps:
Login to the SonicWall Management GUI. Navigate to the Users > Settings page. Scroll down to the Other Global User Settings section and click on Auto-configure. In the Policy User Authentication Bypass Auto-Configuration window, enter the IP address of a host behind the SonicWall.
Click on the Start button.
Traffic from the above host will not be prompted for authentication by SonicWall until the Stop button is pressed in the Policy User Authentication Bypass Auto-Configuration window or the Management GUI page is closed.