How do I access the Aruba Instant AP interface when RADIUS server is used for authentication?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba Instant APs and Aruba Instant and later.


When management access for Aruba Instant is configured to use RADIUS server (without fallback), there is a possible scenario of Aruba Instant AP (IAP) interface being inaccessible because the RADIUS server is unavailable to authenticate users.


Under this situation, use the default username / password (admin / forgetme!) to log into the IAP. Enable local access by issuing these commands:


iAP_Ptl# configure terminal


Warning: configuration via CLI is not supported!


iAP_Ptl (config) # no mgmt-auth-server << Radius Server Authentication removed




iAP_Ptl (config) #mgmt-auth-server-local-backup << Local Authentication is attempted when RADIUS server is unreachable


iAP_Ptl (config) # mgmt-user instant << Local Authentication enabled



Re-Type Password:


At this point, the user can access the IAP interface using the local credential created.

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