Policies Configuration

About this task

User defined profiles can be customized and assigned or automatically assigned to access points using an AP Auto-Provisioning policy. User defined profiles should be utilized in larger deployments when groups of devices (on different floors, buildings or sites) share a common configuration. Each default and user defined profile contains policies and configuration parameters. Changes made to these parameters are automatically inherited by the devices assigned to the profile.

Configure profile policies parameters:


  1. Select an access point from the profile name or host name list.
  2. Navigate to Policies.
    The Policies dashboard opens. A list of configurable policies are listed on the Policies screen.
    Field Description
    Management Policy Lists the name of Management policies applied to each listed profile. A management policy is a mechanism to allow or deny management access for separate interfaces and protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH or SNMP). Management access can be enabled or turned off as required for each policy
    Firewall Policy Displays an existing firewall policy, if any, assigned to each listed profile. Firewall policies can be assigned when creating or editing a profile
    RADIUS Server Policy Displays the name of the RADIUS Server policy applied to each listed profile. A RADIUS Server policy provides customized, profile specific, management of authentication data such as username and password.

    This setting is not selected by default

    Event System Policy Displays the name of the Event System policy applied to each listed profile. A Event System Policy allows the profile to capture system events and append them to a log file.

    This option is not selected by default

    DHCPv4 Policy Lists the name of the DHCPv4 Policy used with each listed profile.

    This option is not selected by default

  3. Configure Auto-Provisioning Policy settings:
    Field Description
    Auto-Provisioning Policy Displays the Auto-Provisioning policy applied to this profile. At adoption, an AP solicits and receives multiple adoption responses. These adoption responses contain preference and loading policy information the AP uses to select the optimum controller or access point for adoption. By default, an Auto-Provisioning policy generally distributes AP adoption evenly amongst available adopters. Modify existing adoption policies or create a new one as needed to meet the adoption requirements of this particular profile
    Use NOC Auto-Provisioning Policy Select this option to use the NOC‘s auto provisioning policy instead of the policy local to the controller or service platform. The NOC is an elected controller or service platform capable of provisioning all of its peer controllers, service platforms and adopted devices.

    The options are No, Yes, and Always. The default selection is No

    Learn and Save Network Configuration Select this option to allow the controller or service platform to maintain a local configuration records of devices requesting adoption and provisioning. This feature is enabled by default
  4. Select Save to apply policies changes and configuration to the selected profile.