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Should the Admin port on an IdentiFi wireless controller be used during normal operation?

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TitleShould the Admin port on an IdentiFi wireless controller be used during normal operation?
Question
Should the Admin port on an IdentiFi wireless controller be used during normal operation?
 
Environment
  • IdentiFi
  • All firmware versions
  • Authentication to and from the controller
Answer
Yes the admin port can be used during normal operation.  However, the admin port cannot be used for AP to controller communication or to provide services to wireless clients.  The admin port should never be used to authenticate users against a NAC/ RADIUS server and should never have an IP address assigned that is in the same subnet as your authentication servers, even if the port is powered down. The admin port should only be used as an out-of-band management port for GUI access only.  It should have no connectivity to the access points or the production data network. 
Additional notes
The Admin port being active can cause AP registration issues as well as client issues due to packets being forwarded out the Admin port.

With the Admin port configured, you can upload previous configurations into the controller. The Admin Port also allows GUI communications so you don't have to configure the controller through the CLI/Console ports.
 

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