Configuring 802.1x Authentication for Cisco APs

By Andrew Stibbards | 30 Min Video

In order to prevent unauthorized APs from joining your infrastructure, we will look at how 802.1x can be implemented on your WLC, ISE, and underlying switches. This will prevent either malicious or “good ideas” APs from joining the network. The main topics include Wireless, Security, 802.1x, AP, and WLC.

Key Topics:

  • Introduction – 0:59
  • Why do you care about 802.1x for AP Authentication? – 2:30
  • How does it work? – 7:33
  • Switch Radius Server Setup – 12:47
  • Switch Port 802.1x Setup – 14:21
  • Cisco AireOS AP Credentials – 16:07
  • Cisco IOS-XE AP Credentials – 16:58
  • Configuring ISE RADIUS – 17:54
  • ISE AP Identity/Identity Group – 18:44
  • ISE Policy Set – 21:06


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Instructor Bio:


Andrew Stibbards studied at Northern Virginia Community College from 2007-2011, where he studied Computer Science and English. Afterward, he worked in the DC-Metro area providing network and user support to over 30 companies. He was responsible for user support, maintenance, design, and implementation. After being hired by Sunset Learning in early 2013, he received his training under the supervision of the SLI instructors. He has experience with installation, configuring, operating and troubleshooting medium-sized route and switched networks. Andrew teaches all courses in the CCNA and CCNP Routing and Switching track, as well as the CCNA Wireless and Security. He also teaches on deployment tactics for basic and advanced wireless networks.

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