It’s possible to use a LDAP server as backend server for user authentication.
The only Local EAP methods that are supported are :
LEAP, EAP-FAST/MSCHAPv2 and PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2 are only supported when the LDAP servier returns clear-text passwords. The Microsoft LDAP server doesn’t return clear-text passwords.

First we add the LDAP server to the WLC :

When we hit apply we get the following message :

Now we’re able to use the LDAP server in our WLAN config :

Make sure that the Authentication Priority is at the correct order :

If the LDAP server is reachable, but the user is unknown, then the authentication will be rejected.
If the LDAP server is unreachable, the local database will be used.

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