One SSID with multiple user profile with WPA2 PSK Personal

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I am new to Aerohive and trying to figure it out on my own how to create one ssid for several group of users with WPA2 PSK personal for each profile. My understanding is I am creating one SSID and multiple profile. For example for profiles:

1. Chrome Carts
2. Laptop Carts
3. Ipod carts
4. Multiuser devices
5. APPLE TV

If you have link to this example please post it since I cannot find anything similar. If you did something similar please provide how to proceed with above idea. Thank You
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MST

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Arison Mercado

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If this is possible, I would like to know as well!
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Brian Powers, Champ

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A single WPA2-PSK is all that can be tied to a single SSID.  You can however, leverage Aerohives PPSKs and create 5 Local User Groups w/manually created keys.  And within each group, make a single PSK.  From there, you can apply each PPSK group to a single PPSK SSID and set the limit to 0 and effectively have 5 unique PSKs that are all tied to a single SSID.  

Thats the short version of how to do it...
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MST

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The only question is if I can use one user with one password for all apple tv for example. If I have five profiles I would like to use  five users and passwords and make the password not to expired. 
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J. Goodnough, Champ

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It is my understanding that you would be able to do this, but I don't use PPSK in my environment so I cannot confirm.
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MST

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yes from what I see I can use one user and password for multiple devices, lucky me I have 60 app tvs for apple tv profile. I am just curious what would be the max with 390 and 230 AP models.
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Are you're asking for the number of devices that can actually use a single PPSK on a given single AP (either AP230 or AP370)?  If so, I do not have that answer, but I suspect that the strain on the AP would come from total number of aggregate users on the AP as a whole.  And not from having a handful of users using the same PPSKs.  An actual Aerohive rep would have to answer that.  

If I am mis-interpreting your question, my apologizes.
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yes, but we will have appe tvs wired using data cable, wifi would be as backup