How do I manage Guest Accounts using local/LDAP users?
03/26/2020 31 8410
This article describes the process of setting up the SonicWall in order to allow only the local/AD user with guest administration privilege to be able to create the guest services, accounts & passwords.
NOTE: In this article, we are using a local user as an example, this will work with AD user as well. You would need to import the AD user into the SonicWall. For more information on integrating LDAP with the SonicWall, please follow this article: LDAP Integration with the SonicWall
Create a local user or use LDAP/AD imported user.
Click on MANAGE | Users | Local Users & Groups
Click on Add under Local Users
Enter the Name and the password
Click on Groups tab and make the user member of Guest Administrators
Click on OK
Enable User Login on the interface
Click on MANAGE | Network | Interfaces
Click on configure icon for X0 interface.
Tick the HTTPS checkbox in User Login
Log into the SonicWall using the X0 interface IP
Use Username: Guest_Admin and password for the local user. This was setup in step 1.
Click on LOG IN
TIP: Please make sure you have allowed the Popup on your browser.
Click on MANAGE on the splash window.
Enter the password and click on LOG IN
Click on MONITOR | User Sessions | Active Guest Users in order to monitor the active guest users
Guest Administrator can force logout the Active Guest Users by selecting the Guest Users and then clicking on LOGOUT.
Click on MANAGE | Users | Guest Accounts
Click on GENERATE to auto generate the guest accounts
This will create 1 Guest Accounts. In order to retrieve the auto created password, click on Print icon of the auto generated guest account
In order to change the password for the auto-created guest account, click on Configure icon and enter new password, then click OK
Click on ADD GUEST to add Guest Accounts manually
Select the appropriate Profile, Name, Comment, Password, then click on OK