Configuring A Multi-Password SSID

Modified on Thu, 22 Jun 2023 at 05:02 PM

Table of Contents

  • What is a multi-password SSID?
  • How to create multiple passwords for one SSID
  • Password types

What Is A Multi-Password SSID?

Alta Labs has deployed a Multi-Password authentication strategy, that is associated with 5 different pre-configured network types. Using Multi-Password authentication, you can create a single SSID, then create as many passwords as you want, under that SSID. Based on the password the device used to join the network, it is then governed by the policies you have assigned to that password. 

How to Create Multiple Passwords

  1. Log into
  2. Select the site you want to configure, in the upper right hand corner. 
  3. Select the "Settings" tab. 
  4. Select "WiFi" then set up a new SSID or select an existing one.  
  5. Make sure the "Password" option is selected, under the "WiFi Security" section. 
  6. By selecting the show more link, you can see the 5 pre-configured network types and their definitions. 
  7. Click the "Add Password" button. Open the drop down and select the appropriate network type.
  8. Once selected, you can now scroll down and enter a VLAN (if applicable) to any device using that password. Decide if you that password to be "Rate Limited", and if that password should or should not bypass a schedule or hotspot. 
  9. Enter your password or passwords. Be sure to scroll down and hit the save button at the bottom of the page.

You can assign as many passwords as you want to a SSID

Password Types

  • Standard: Typical network with less than 100 WiFi devices.
  • Large: Optimized for hundreds to thousands of WiFi devices. 
  • IOT (Internet of Things): Restricted to Internet and local incoming connections only. 
  • Internet: Restricted to Internet only. 
  • Guest: Restricted to internet and IOT devices only. 

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