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Cluster connected to switches running MAB

Curious if others have run into this and what work-around you may have in place...


Customer has a wired 802.1x and Mac-Auth-Bypass (MAB) deployment. They are deploying Instant in which each AP is trunked. When clients perform Wireless 802.1x Auth, they are bridged to the switches as normal. The switchports however have MAB configured and it attempts to then authenticate the users again. 


My work-around is to remove authentication on any AP port. This however is a static configuration and deviates away from dynamic color-less ports. 



AMFX #69
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Re: Cluster connected to switches running MAB

Unfortunately colorless ports cannot be used with bridge mode APs (including IAPs) today.

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