What do the configuration policies "enterprise" and "individually configured" mean?

Q: What do the configuration policies "enterprise" and "individually configured" mean?

Each wireless device you add to your site can be configured with one of two types of configuration policies:

1. Enterprise
Select this policy type if you want to manage the wireless devices in your site as one unit - this means the majority of your site's settings will be pushed to all of your wireless access points.  

You might choose this for a hotel, business, or other similar application. Even though enterprise-type devices will inherit most of their settings from the site-level, you can always override any settings at the device-level by making changes on the device-level configuration pages.

2. Individually Configured
Select this policy type if your devices will be used for infrastructure, backhaul, or will be configured independently from the other devices in your site.  For example - if you need to run one of your APs as a wireless client, you might want to choose this option.

These devices will only inherit the configuration for local logins, LED functionality, and reset button functionality.

How does this affect configuration?  

Each configuration section will tell you, via the indicator in the image below, whether or not the types of devices listed on the indicator will inherit the site-level settings for that section.

For example, on the express setup configuration page, you'll notice that Enterprise-type devices will receive all of the wireless settings.  This means all enterprise devices added this site will broadcast the SSID(s) you chose for your wireless network name(s).  

If you look at the "Local Device Access" section - BOTH Enterprise and Individually Configured type devices inherit this local login setting. All devices on this site will inherit these sets of login credentials. This allows you to commonly manage local access to all devices in your network. 

FAQ - Cloud

  1. What do the configuration policies "enterprise" and "individually configured" mean?
  2. What happens if I mistakenly send a bad configuration to my devices?
  3. Can I be a member of multiple clouds?
  4. How do I undo a decommission action? I can't find my device anymore!
  5. Can I turn off the LEDs on my SunSpot?
  6. Can I use my APs without having an IgniteNet cloud account?
  7. What do the LED colors on my SunSpot indicate?
  8. How do I start a remote packet capture from the cloud?
  9. How do I blink the LEDs on my device from the Ignite Cloud?
  10. What ports do I need to open on my firewall to connect my IgniteNet device to the cloud?
  11. Can I still configure my devices locally in the web GUI if I have them set up in the cloud?
  12. What is the difference between the owner and administrator user?
  13. How do I assign devices to the cloud?
  14. What happens when one of the cloud controlled devices is reset to factory defaults?
  15. Can I visually confirm if my device has connected to the cloud?
  16. Can I restrict a cloud user to a specific network?
  17. How do I physically highlight one of my installed devices from the cloud?
  18. How many devices can I manage from the cloud?
  19. What is the bandwidth required between my device and the cloud?
  20. How long are my devices' statistics stored in the cloud?
  21. How long does it take my device to connect and get its configuration from the cloud?
  22. What is the polling interval between the cloud and my devices?
  23. Is the traffic between my devices and the cloud encrypted?
  24. Can I export my statistics from the cloud?
  25. Can I reset my device to factory default settings from the cloud?

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