PSK restricted to specific MAC Address(es)

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Restrict the use to Private PSK 's to certain MAC addresses / Groups only. Timed options

This hopefully reduces the reuse, distribution of PPSK's across difference groups on the same VHM

If a method exists to achieve this purpose - apologies in advance.
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Anjanesh Babu

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Posted 5 years ago

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Abby S, Employee

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hi Anjanesh - the easiest way to do this currently is to set the toggle to bind the PPSK to the first MAC that uses it. You can also limit the number of times a single PPSK can be used (unlimited - single simultaneous connection). Both of these toggles are available within the SSID configuration once you select PPSK. :-)
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Anjanesh Babu

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hi Abby,
(Blimey that was a fast response !)

thank you for your upate.. I should have mentioned - I was aware of this bind function however, I was looking for specific bindings ie the use case being

PPSK 1 allow --> MAC address1 , MAC address Filter 1

PPSK 2 allow --> MAC address2 , MAC address filter 2

this means that the user cannot reuse the same PPSK within the same group on a different device (that is on the allow filter) .

Does this help ?

I am looking for specific bindings rather than first come - stick to the PPSK method that is available now.

thank and regards
anjanesh
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Abby S, Employee

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I just love answering PPSK questions :-). That is a good idea! I'll ask product management to follow up to add this to the list of feature requests. Happy Friday!
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Anjanesh Babu

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thanks for taking the time to consider this.
Have a nice weekend
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Crowdie, Champ

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As a future feature request would it be possible to edit the PPSK -> MAC database?
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Brian Ambler

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Crowdie,

I assume you mean the currently employed PPSK => MAC Address binding? If so, that is an excellent idea. Currently the AP must be rebooted to clear all bindings, but being able to edit this table and manually remove one or more objects would be quite helpful.

I'll follow suit with Abby and make sure product management is aware of this suggestion.
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Haydn St

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Is this the image below, is this the setting you refer to when you say toggle?



If so I see back on the SSID configuration page that a Private PSK server option becomes available. Can we select any of our eligible AP ie. ones we have marked as Hive AP Radius Servers and it will automatically begin to manage those PSK - Mac Bindings?
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