Controller Based WLANs

Can AP Console access be restricted ?

by ‎07-14-2015 05:35 AM - edited ‎07-14-2015 05:35 AM
Q:

Can AP Console access be restricted ?



A:

Prior to 6.4.3, there was no password protection for AP console access. Anyone who gets plugged-in with a console cable into the AP’s console port could get access to AP’s system. As for some security sensitive implementations, this is unsecure, and need some protection to limit the access to AP console.

AP Console protection feature is available in 6.4.3 version. This feature is to enable password protection for AP console. 

After we enable this feature, the user needs to insert the password and access the AP console.  

Currently the feature supports all the controller modes on the AP. The feature supports CAP, RAP and mesh portal, mesh point.  *Controller Model: Controller6xx,Controller70xx,Controller72xx,ControllerMMC.

​Screenshots attached on how to enable Console password from WEBUI and CLI.

​How to enable console password from CLI:

 

configure terminal
ap system-profile <TEST>
  shell-passwd <password>
  console-enable
   !

Attachments:
Console enable in CLI.png
Console enable in WEBUI.png
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