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Role of do1x authentication in AP's

Hi guys

I have a basic question,

What is the role and use of dot1x authentication in cisco access points?

I have noticed some configurations use this where they have dot1x credentials defined and then have them used in their SSID config.

If one was using a radius serer for example, where would they have these credentials stored as I assume they would need to be defined in the AP and both on the server it is communicating with?

Much appreciated.

Kind Regards


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Re: Role of do1x authentication in AP's

Most of the time, 802.1x will use a radius server that is tied to AD. You can look on CCO regarding configuring 802.1x on autonomous AP or on a Unified network. There are other option in autonomous in which you can have the AP store the credentials, but now a days when users or computers are users/computers of a domain, it is much easier to use a radius server that looks up the credentials entails in AD.

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