Configure Active Directory Guest Authentication on WAP571 or WAP571E
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Updated:February 28, 2019
The objective of this article is to guide you in configuring Active Directory authentication using the WAP571
and WAP571E devices. Active Directory is a Microsoft identity directory for authenticating via domain
controller users as a service. To put it simply – its a way to verify that a person joining the network is an
Step 1. Click the Captive Portal option in the left-hand menu bar. The page will default to the Global
Step 2. Click the Enable toggle button.
Step 3. Click the Save button at the bottom of this page.
Configuring the Instance
Step 1. Now click Instance Configuration from the Captive Portal sub-menu on the left-hand side of the
Step 2. Title the Active Directory Instance in the name field.
Note: We have named our Instance CP_Test_Instance.
Step 3. Click Save.
This will open the Instance Configuration page and contains many details. Example below:
Step 4. Click the Protocol dropdown box and select HTTPS.
Step 5. Click the Verification dropdown box and select Active Directory Server. Selecting this
option opens new input fields which expect the IP address(es) of the Active directory servers.
Step 6. Enter the IP address of the Active Directory Server, or servers.
Note: The LAN address of the active directory server on our lab is located at 10.2.0.2. Your IP address
will of course be dependent on your network topology.
Step 7. (Optional) To test the status of the connection to the Active Directory server click the Test
button to the right of the IP address entered in the previous step.
Step 8. (Optional) Enter your Username, Password and click Start.
When the test is successful, you will receive text notification in the window.
Step 9. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.
Wrapping up - Instance Association
Now that we have an instance created, it will need to be associated with a virtual access point (VAP). A virtual
access point is somewhat like a copy/pasted version of the access point that behaves the same but is named
differently. In our case, the name is VAP 0.
Step 1. Click Instance Association while the Captive Portal menu option is active.
Step 2. The Instance Association page counts VAPs up to 16 different VAPs. In this step, we have selected the
instance titled “CP_Test_Instance”. Choose a VAP and click the Instance Name drop-down box.
Step 3. Repeat this step for the 2.4 GHz radio as well. Begin by clicking the Radio 2 (2.4GHz) and then
repeating step 2 of the current section.
You should now be setup have users join via active directory authentication. If you would like to continue
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