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WLC 5508

I'm working on restricting access to the management interface to prevent others from accessing the UI/SSH of the controller.  I added an ACL and enabled an CPU ACL.  What else do I need to add rules to allow for the CPU interface? (RADIUS, DHCP, ?)

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WLC 5508

Forget the ACL.  Enable RADIUS or TACACS.

You can specify Read Only and Read/Write access to the WLC by putting specific groups.


Re: WLC 5508

you just need to deny what you want to and allow any else

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Re: WLC 5508

Even easier yet .. Turn off managament VIA wireless .. But radius . tacacs is the better way for the wired and wireless side.

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WLC 5508

Option: 1

To prevent or block a wired or wireless client from accessing the management network on a controller (from the wireless client dynamic interface or VLAN), the network administrator must ensure that only authorized clients gain access to the management network through proper CPU ACLs, or use a firewall between the client dynamic interface and the management network.

Option: 2

Do not configure wired clients in the same VLAN or subnet of the service port of the controller on the network. If you configure wired clients on the same subnet or VLAN as the service port, it is not possible to access the management interface of the controller.


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