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v/SZ- issues with Active Directory for dot1x WLAN - Not Supported

RUCKUS Team Member

When using SmartZone as our wireless controller, we might be tempted to configure an 802.1X WLAN to directly authenticate against an Active Directory server, however, this configuration is not supported.

If a WLAN using 802.1X authentication is required to authenticate against an Active Directory user database, an NPS server is required to function as the RADIUS server. Then, the NPS will contact the AD on behalf of the Authenticator (the SZ for proxy authentication or de AP for non-proxy authentication).

Refer to this KB for additional references from the RUCKUS support portal.


**v/SZ can ONLY authenticate directly with AD for WISPr or WebAuth WLANs

You might be interested to check some of this KBs:

How to configure AD for Dot1x authentication in Zone director

Why wireless clients are not able to connect to the ssid with 802.1x authentication

With regards,
Orlando Elias
Technical Support