Random password generator emailed to 1 user

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Hello Guys,
I am new to this so if i am asking something stupid don't kill me.

In our company we have 5 AP121. The guy that took care of the network left without notice and now i have to learn about AeroHive from 0.

What i was requested to do and what i am asking you if it's possible is:

We have 2 internal networks. 1 for employees and 1 for guests. This was configured from the beginning.
We have never used the Guest one as it was never configured till the end.
I will need to configure this SSID to random generate a new password every week and email it to our receptionist.
She will then inform the guests for the new password.

How can i do this? I know this might be easy for you but i am looking for 1 hours and can't find anything about this on the portal.

If there is any link with some documentation and you have it handy please share.

Thank you very much:)

Have a nice day all

Edward Paicu
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Edward Paicu

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Fabien Gaille

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Hi Edward,

I think you have three ways in order to do that :

  1. Use SSID with Private PSK security and then, use PSK User Groups with expirations dates. => Implies you have some stuff to manage. You can email them easily from the GUI
  2. Create a "User Manager Admin" user for your receptionist, she/he should be able to create temp account by herself/himself (I have not tried it yet) => Implies your receptionist has some stuff to manage
  3. I'm working on a solution with KERBEROS + Captive Web Portal with a monthly/weekly password shared on out Intranet => Pros : Auto generate and delete account if we need a weekly or monthly password. Don't need to change the password or to forgot a configured connection in case of password modification. You can define a legal notice for every connection. Cons : SSID is Open, but you can avoid snooping by blocking packets exchanges between your guests.

I'll follow this topic, if someone else has a good idea to handle that, it's what I need too.

Useful documentation : http://boundless.aerohive.com/blog/how-to-set-up-guest-wlans-101.html