support for multiple timezones across multiple access points on the same network policy?

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I'm trying to support multiple timezones for guest PPSK on the same network policy. Is this possible using either location or access point classisfiers?
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John Fielding

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Luke Harris

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Are you using IDM or User Manager for this task John? Can you provide some more information regarding your deployment. 
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Hi Luke,
We are currently using User Manager on an on-premise hivemanager running 6.6r3. The access points are AP121's (6.5r3) that are successfully opening up multiple GRE tunnels to a centrally located AP330 on the DMZ. Currently we have a simple PSK on the guest SSID but would like to migrate this to an automatically generated PPSK for both one day and multiple day guests. Hence the question regarding timezones.
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Is the time-zone causing issues with validity and expiration of your auto-generated keys? 
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It isn't currently because I've not actually deployed it but from past experience I know it is going to do precisely that as soon as I generate the PPSK's and start trying to use them.
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I know I can create multiple network policies and have each of them in a different time-zone but the whole aim of this exercise is to simplify the configuration and reduce the configuration down to a single network policy. I was hoping that there may be a way to have timezones for different sites based on topology based classifiers. I just can't see a way of configuring it.
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Are you using NTP to provide synchronised time throughout your network? - Unfortunately I've never attempted to configure something like this so cannot provide you with a definitive answer. But, what I can suggest is using device tags to assign a different local NTP server to an AP based on geographical location of said AP. 

In order to check that the correct time zone is applied for each. Do the following:-

For HiveManager, go to Home >Administration > HiveManager Settings. 

For your APs, make sure the correct time zone is applied to the NTP policy in the Network Policy. Configuration > (Your Network Policy) > Additional Settings > Management Server Settings > NTP Server. 
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Hi,

I am currently stuck at the same point. 

The assignment of ntp servers by classifier tags as described by Luke works but all your NTP servers will deliver the same GMT time. Only the time zone setting will set the correct local time on the APs.
Unfortunately the time zone setting isn't variable.

Has anybody another idea on this?