Zero-IT Activation support for Chromebooks

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We're looking at rolling out a DPSK solution for students to support BYOD initiatives in our schools. Does the Zero-IT activation support Chromebooks?
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Stephen Elaschuk

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Keith - Pack Leader

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Hi Stephen,

Not at this time. Chromebooks would have to be manually provisioned. So you would generate a batch of DPSKs in that case, and manually assign them to the students. Still higher security than a straight pre-shared key, but of course not as convenient as zero-it.
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What we've done in our school is: we enrolled all the chromebooks to the domain and pushed the network configuration via https://admin.google.com ; under

https://admin.google.com/AdminHome?fr...

Make sure you have selected the root of the organization. Then Select the "For devices" instead of the "For Users". It is right above the "Organizations".

Once all chromebooks got the authorized network and configuration.
You can disable the open wireless network from the controller.

in the BYOD schema, you can authorize access to this open wireless network only to get the configuration pushed to the chromebooks. Throttling the speed or giving access to only google.com domain and subdomains, but nothing else can be accessed.
The open network could also have a time out after half an hour of usage, the mac address is no longer accepted. This is enough to get the configuration pushed from the Google admin console to the chromebooks. For us it required only 3 minutes.

Cheers
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Bad news for Chromebook users.  Google has confirmed to Ruckus that ChromeOS still does not support the Wireless LAN API necessary for Zero-IT.  We cannot provide it, until they support it.