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Cisco WLC - Default AP username/password change

Hello,

 

I am looking to change/set the global AP username/password for all APs connected to a 8510 controller. My question would be if any downtime/network blip should be expected? I have tested with a single AP on a test controller with no issues however our environment is very sensitive to downtime.

 

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Confirmed changing AP Login Credentials from "Wireless -> Global Config" does not affect functionality when applying. 

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Nope.
The best method is to create a new username/password first. Log in to this new credential.
Once it's confirmed that it's working then delete the previous one.
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Hey Leo,

Im referring to the Cisco APs themselves(not the WLC), the default is Cisco/Cisco and i would like to set a custom username/password to be safe. If you can see the screenshot you can see the area i am referring too.
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I never leave AP credentials to their default values. This is just plain "irresponsible" (I would love to use a different adjective but I can't use it here).
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Just change it. The WLC will warn you if you want somthing causing a downtime, like moving an AP to a group.

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You can change it, shouldn't cause an interruption. My suggestion, change it and then disable ssh/telnet access to the AP (if CAPWAP). Only enable it if you need it for troubleshooting.
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Confirmed changing AP Login Credentials from "Wireless -> Global Config" does not affect functionality when applying. 

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Rule of thumb is that changing the controller hostname (HA or Mobility), changes in wlan or anything associated to the wlan and interfaces will have some impact. 

-Scott
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