MR - Identity PSK

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Identity PSK provides the simplicity of PSK with the benefits of 802.1X, and is available today in the
Meraki dashboard.

Many IoT devices are not compatible with 802.1X, leaving IT admins no choice but to use WPA2 or a
pre-shared key for authentication. Unfortunately, both methods come with well-documented security
flaws. Identity PSK provides a way to assign users and devices unique keys, build identity-based
groups, and scale them across the network.

When a client associates to a Meraki access point, the AP will send the MAC address of the device
to the RADIUS server. The RADIUS server is able to respond with the PSK, which then allows the
access point to authenticate the device.

Learn more about how it works in our documentation about IPSK with RADIUS Authentication.

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