Trusted Access Updates: Dynamic Expiration Dates, Windows 10+ Support, Android with Passpoint

Cisco Meraki Trusted Access simplifies the process of securely onboarding and connecting devices to a Meraki MR network without needing a dedicated device management solution. It works across various operating systems, including iOS, macOS, and Android, and today, we are thrilled to announce the availability of three significant updates to our Cisco Meraki Trusted Access solution - designed to make your wireless onboarding experience with Meraki MRs more seamless, secure, and user-friendly than ever before!

🚨New Feature Alert🚨: Dynamic Expiration Dates for Trusted Access Profiles


We're excited to announce a new feature that allows administrators to configure Trusted Access profiles with dynamic expiration dates. Previously, Trusted Access profiles all expired on the same date. With this new feature, admins can configure a time period (e.g., one month, one year), and the expiration date and time will be determined when the end user downloads the profile to their device.


With this new functionality, Trusted Access now offers several key benefits:


  1. Flexibility: Dynamic expiration dates enable admins to tailor profile expiration periods to individual users or groups, ensuring access privileges stay up-to-date and relevant.
  2. Simplified Management: With dynamic expiration dates, admins no longer need to manage a single, static expiration date for all users, making profile management more efficient.
  3. Enhanced Security: By allowing profiles to expire after a specific duration, organizations can minimize the risk of unauthorized access and ensure that only users with valid, up-to-date credentials can connect to the network.


This feature is handy in scenarios where user access needs change frequently, such as:


  • Temporary or contract workers who require network access for a limited time.
  • Seasonal staff or interns who only need access during specific periods.

To learn more about how to configure dynamic profiles, visit the Trusted Access Setup Guide


🎉Open Beta🎉: Introducing Meraki Trusted Access App for Windows 10+ Laptops

Great news for our Windows users - Meraki Trusted Access now supports Windows 10+ laptops! With this new app, users can connect their Windows laptops to wireless APs using certificate-based 802.1x EAP-TLS authentication, ensuring a secure and seamless connection without needing a username or password. Our new app makes it easy for you to get started with this feature on your Windows 10+ laptops. Just follow the onboarding guide, and you'll be connected in no time!

🎉Open Beta🎉: Enhanced Android Experience with Passpoint - No App Download Required

We've revamped our Trusted Access experience for Android users by removing the need to download a separate app. Our new browser-based solution works on any Android 10+ device. It uses Hotspot 2.0 (Passpoint) technology, making it even easier to connect your Android devices to Meraki MR wireless access points using certificate-based wireless authentication. Use the setup instructions to enable Hotspot 2.0 on a Meraki wireless network, and follow the onboarding guide to connect your Android devices using Passpoint.


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