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Dashboard Configuration Sync

Hello, I'm running into an issue when trying to use Configuration Sync. To briefly summarize our configuration we're only using Meraki for our wireless solution. All networks that have been created have been created using two different templates. All networks are marked as wireless and not combined.

 

We have a need to whitelist certain clients per SSID and want to sync that whitelist to all networks under a single template. When i navigate to Organization -> Configuration Sync I'm only given the option to select the template as the source network and my only option under target network is set to All.

 

When filling out those requirements the page updates but does not give me the option to copy over any configuration from source to destination. (See Screenshot below for clarity). I guess I'm looking for some advice on what I'm doing wrong or if there is a better way to copy a whitelist from one network to another. Thank you.

 

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Re: Dashboard Configuration Sync

You should consider using Configuration Templates instead.

https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Templates_and_Config_Sync/Managing_Multiple...

 

The MR Configuration Sync tool almost feels like it has been abandoned to me.  I don't think any development has been done on it in ages.

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Re: Dashboard Configuration Sync

Thanks for the reply Philip, all of our branch networks are bound to a single template but the issue here seems to be that you can only whitelist clients under a specific network, not the template itself. So initially the whitelist is only applied to network A and no other networks in that template. That's where I was hoping the configuration sync tool would come into play but as my original post indicated that doesn't seem to be working. 

 

Do you know of a way to whitelist devices within a template so that it would push out to all networks bound to that template?

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A client only exists under a network.  It makes no sense to whitelist a client in a template.

 

Are you trying to handle the case where a client roams from one site to another site?  If so, you should be using RADIUS and assigning groupo policy that way.

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Encryption_and_Authentication/Configuring_RADIUS_Authentication_...

You use the "Filter-Id" attribute.

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What we have is a guest SSID that we broadcast at all of our branches. For certain clients that connect to this SSID, we whitelist their MAC so they can skip authentication. We want to sync this whitelist to all branches so no matter which branch the whitelisted client is at, they'll pass through instead of authenticating. 

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Re: Dashboard Configuration Sync

 

I found the following:

Note: If a device is whitelisted in a network that is bound to a template, that client will be whitelisted on all other networks bound to that template. Conversely, if the client is removed from the whitelist on one bound network, it will also be removed from the whitelist on all others.

 

Source:

https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Group_Policies_and_Blacklisting/Blocking_and_Whitelisting_Client...

 

Based on that it should be standard behavior if all your networks are making use of the same template.

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Thanks Brecht, I saw that note as well. So far it seems that may not be the case, we have added some clients to a whitelist in Network A and you can filter to show them as "Clients with a policy." but when you move over to Network B under the same template you do not see those clients.

 

What im curious to test is if we have that client added to Network A actually connect to the SSID at network B and that'll populate them in the client list with the applied policy.

 

Appreciate the replies!

 

Zach