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AP's SSH account information?

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  • 1.  AP's SSH account information?

    Posted Jan 13, 2023 12:51 AM
    I accessed the AP through SSH, but the account information of the AP is unknown.

    The AP access account is different from the Controller account.

    Is there a separate SSH credential profile setting?


  • 2.  RE: AP's SSH account information?
    Best Answer

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 13, 2023 04:26 AM
    For access to the AP via SSH the user name is root and the password will be the same as the console password specified in the AP system profile. This is also where you can disable SSH to the AP if needed.

    The modify the AP system profile for a particular AP group, go to Configuration  ->AP Groups, select the desired AP group. On the right side you will see the tab "profiles", click on it and expand the profile tree to see the AP system profile. AP Console Password is in the "Advanced" Section.

    Please keep in mind that default profiles should not be changed. If you modify the Console Password you should save the changes under a new meaningful profile name.


  • 3.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    Posted Jan 15, 2023 06:52 PM
    Controller is admin
    AP is root
    I didn't know the username was different.
    Is there a way to change AP's username to admin?


  • 4.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 17, 2023 03:11 AM
    Hello, 
    No, there is no way to change the default user.
    Please keep in mind that console and SSH access directly to the CAP is not necessary on a regular basis.
    Since the AP has a management tunnel with the controller, you can obtain various information and statistics about the AP using various "show ap" commands on the CLI of the controller.
    Direct console or SSH access could be only useful in some specific troubleshooting scenarios and the actions there should be coordinated with TAC.


  • 5.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    Posted 26 days ago

    Hi Emil,

    is there any documentation about the available commands?

    Except for "Ping" and "Reboot" I was not able to find out any commands. Each time I get "Permission Denied".




  • 6.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 26 days ago

    Hi Maurice, 

    You need to press Esc+Ctrl+k simultaneously in order to gain access to all commands.

    There is no Aruba documentation about the available commands. But there is documentation about most of the Linux commands on the internet.

    It is not recommended to use anything beyond the most basic diagnostic tools without instructions from TAC. 




  • 7.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    Posted 26 days ago

    Hi Emil,

    thank you for the fast response.

    We currently don't have the console cable and wanted to get some information why the AP connects to the wrong Controller after some time.




  • 8.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 26 days ago

    Hi Maurice, which controller discovery method are you using?




  • 9.  RE: AP's SSH account information?

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted 26 days ago

    And does the AP group have the LMS configured to point at the controller that you are expecting?



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