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Aruba Central script to bulk change AP names

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  • 1.  Aruba Central script to bulk change AP names

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Airheads,

    I come up a situation i have to change the AP name for around 700 access points in Aruba Central. It seems like there is no easy xml import button to do this. Off course there maybe some other options but i come up the idea to create an python script what talks to the Aruba Central API interface.

    The script read from a common seperate file "import.txt" what contains the AP serial numbers and the desired AP names like the follow format:

    Before the script runs there are some attributes to customize yourself:
    1. Fill in the API access+token you can generate in your Aruba Central account.
    2. Prepare the "import.txt" file like above.
    3. The URL must be match your Aruba Central datacenter location (EU-1, EU-3 for example has different URLs which can be find in Aruba Central.

    To generate a Aruba Central token go to: Network Operations > Organization > Platform Integration > API Gateway > REST API
    Here you will also find the URL of your Aruba Central , for example EU-1 is "".

    Note: API access token will expire after 2 hours.

    Hope you will find my script useful and inspire you to create your own API scripts.

    import requests
    import json
    token = "api token here"
    header = {'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + token}
    with open('import.txt') as importfile:
       for line in importfile:
          serial, apname = line.split(',')
          print(serial.strip(), apname.strip())
          url = ""+serial
          payload = {"hostname": apname,
                     "ip_address": "",
                     "zonename": "",
                     "achannel": "",
                     "atxpower": "",
                     "gchannel": "",
                     "gtxpower": "",
                     "dot11a_radio_disable": False,
                     "dot11g_radio_disable": False,
                     "usb_port_disable": False}
          r =, json=payload, headers=header)
          response = r.text
          print (response)​


    Marcel Koedijk | MVP Expert 2022 | ACEP | ACMP | ACCP | ACDP | Ekahau ECSE | Not an HPE Employee | Opinions are my own

  • 2.  RE: Aruba Central script to bulk change AP names

    Posted 21 days ago
    This is great.

    Also I wanted to ensure that everyone is aware of this Aruba Central API automation site that was developed by one of our senior engineers and is fully operational. This  show cases the true power of automation.

    Here is the full doco on it.

    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of Hewlett Packard Enterprise or Aruba.

  • 3.  RE: Aruba Central script to bulk change AP names

    Posted 21 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!

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