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Methods to authorize adoption of a WLAN Access Point to a Controller hosted on Cloud

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248066D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-21

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As depicted in Fig.1, a cloud-based controller is a multi-tenanted wireless controller hosted on internet. The cloud-based controller treats each customer as a separate tenant and each tenant connects to the cloud-based controller over internet. Currently, a tenant activates an AP on the cloud for adoption to the cloud controller by entering AP's serial number and MAC-address in the cloud's webpage. Once activated by entering the details, the AP can adopt to the cloud controller. Upon adoption AP gets complete access to tenant's network – including WLAN passphrases – and thereby tenant's data. Hence, securing adoption of Access Point to the cloud is paramount.