Principles of RADIUSdesk BYOD Devices
With the Internet of Things upon us and BYOD a reality of the current times, we need a way to identify and control the devices connecting to our network.
BYOD Device Similarities
There are certain similarities between BYOD Devices, Permanent Users and Vouchers.
BYOD Device Specifics
These are the specifics that make a Device a Device. These items are not found in Vouchers. Some of these items may however also be found in Permanent Users.
An activation and expiry date can be added. This is a nice feature when certain devices will join your network for a specified time period. You can register these devices before they join and simply specify the date the account will become active and expire.
A hard or soft cap for data or time can be used. If the profile associated with the device contains a data or time counter, you can override the cap type of this counter on a per device instance. The Owner of the device's data or time cap will however take priority when the limit of a cap is reached.
Notes for each entry can be made. This can include comments like problems you may have experienced with a device or why this device is disabled or attached to a specific profile.
Lastly, you can pause or resume the recording of the Device's accounting for a time. This causes accounting records specific to this device to not be recorded in the program's database.