2017-10-16T11:23:00Z
it_user755604 - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at FTD India
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Does Cisco wireless access points support LDAP/AD authentication?

The software developers in the organization should connect to wireless access points for internet by their active directory credentials. Is that possible with Cisco WLAN?

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it_user705813 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Network Specialist / Project Manager / IT Environment Architect
Real User
2018-02-15T14:45:25Z
Feb 15, 2018

Yes, it is totaly possible!!!

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