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Is there a way to import users list from Active Directory? And any way for grouping users and devices?
When there are a lot of devices for example in a campus wlan, managing them would be much easier if we could group them however we want.

Last question is how does the update effect wan connection? Does one devices get the update and deliver it to the others or should every device connect and get their own updates?
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Başaran Badur

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Terence Fleming ThinkWireless, Champ

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Happy New Year!

You can export from AD and then import into a Local user database within Aerohive, defining Local user groups for each set of devices. This solution works well for devices that cannot become domain computers, or where there are not a huge number of devices. The disadvantage with that system is that you have to potentially maintain two user databases in different locations.

Better is to define the groups (either User groups or Machine groups) within AD and then return attributes to Aerohive when a user authenticates so that a User Profile can be applied that is specific to the members of that group.

Configuration updates take very little bandwidth - just sending a few CLI commands that you can see if you select the AP and do "Configuration Audit" (assuming you are doing a delta update).

OS updates take more bandwidth, so there is the option to enable distributed software upgrades, whereby you update the firmware on one AP and then the other APs use that as an image server, receiving their OS upgrade over the LAN rather than the WAN
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Jason Hills

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Hi guys,

I have a query that I just posted today, with regard to avoiding maintaining two user databases and wondered if you could please offer any advice:


best regards,