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Configuring Splash Page Authentication with an LDAP Server

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Cisco Meraki access points support authentication through an externally hosted LDAP server. After the server is configured, the dashboard will require a minimal amount of setup to allow for LDAP authentication. 

Please use the steps below to successfully configure Dashboard to use your LDAP server for user authentication:

  1. Log into Dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Configure>Access control.
  3. Set the Association requirement to Open
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  4. Set the Network sign-on method to Sign-on Splash page and from the Authentication server drop down select Use my LDAP server.
     
  5. Click Add a server for LDAP servers.
  6. Enter the IP address of your LDAP server in the Host field and the LDAP listening port which is normally 389 in the Port field.
  7. For LDAP admin, enter the distinguished name of the administrative account to be used by the AP to bind to your LDAP server, for example cn=admin,dc=example,dc=com, and the password.

     
  8. Click the Save Changes button

This completes the configuration that is necessary in Dashboard. Further difficulties will need to be addressed either at the LDAP server or at the client

Note: Client credentials will be passed along to the server by the access point. As such, ensure that firewall rules are in place to allow communication from your access points to the LDAP server IPs and ports.

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