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Allow Special Devices to Bypass the PSK

Our environment consist of 3600 controllers with many AP105s. Our campus SSID is defined w/WPA2-PSK and AES.


We have been asked to allow a few "special" devices to bypass the PSK and authenticate directly. Our PSK is changed periodically and updating the PSK on those device is impractical. Is it possible to use MAC authentication for a handfull of devices and WPA2-PSK  for all the rest?


I could create a second VAP with MAC authentication but, we need to avoid using another SSID. We want to keep the same SSID for all devices. Any idea how this could be accomplished? 



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Re: Allow Special Devices to Bypass the PSK

PSK authentication must pass before you can do anything. You would need a
second SSID for this use case.

Tim Cappalli | Aruba Security
@timcappalli | | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480
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