Posted On: Sep 24, 2018
Alexa for Business now allows organizations to connect select Echo devices managed by Alexa for Business to their corporate WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi network. Though Echo devices don't need direct access to services on enterprise networks, many organizations prefer to have all devices on their WPA2 enterprise protected network to simplify network and device management. This new feature, available in beta, lets you connect the Echo devices to your existing WPA2 wireless network without having to create a guest or WPA2 personal network.
To setup devices, you can generate device certificates based on your corporate root certificate, using the AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM-PCA). You must then download the beta version of Desktop Setup Tool and use it to distribute the certificates to your Echo devices during device setup. For detailed instructions on how to setup your Echo devices using WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi, please read the blog post here.
Alexa for Business makes it easy for you to introduce Alexa to your organization, providing you the tools you need to manage Alexa devices, users, and skills at scale. The WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi based setup is available for shared Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot devices managed by Alexa for Business. Visit the Alexa for Business website to learn more.