Question: How do I copy the RAP whitelist from one controller to another?
Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS 5.x and later.
Since the early days of the RN code and ArubaOS 5.0, Aruba has supported putting the MAC addresses of cert-based APs in a whitelist. The whitelist would provide authentication for that AP, but allow you to automatically name the AP, put the AP in an AP group and even decide if you wanted to force further authorization of that AP.
The whitelist, or list of Ethernet MAC addresses, is a table in the local user database and it is copied, saved, and imported when you copy, save, and import the local database.
To save a copy of the whitelist on the controller and copy it somewhere:
local-userdb export <name of file>
copy flash: <name of file> [tftp] [ftp] [scp]
To import the whitelist into a new controller, copy the saved file to that controller via TFTP, FTP, or SCP, and then do an import:
local-userdb import <name of file>
Note: You cannot separately export or import a copy the whitelist table from the local user database. You must export or import the entire contents of the local user database or nothing.