How To Connect a UniFi AP to remote UniFi Server via SSH

SSH into the UniFi AP

ssh ubnt@unifiip

The default username and password is ubnt.

once your in the UniFi type in

mca-cli

and then type in

set-inform http://UniFiControllerip:8080/inform

The UniFi should now show up in the UniFi controller as “Pending”

Adopt it and go back the the Unifi AP and run the above set-inform command again.

set-inform http://UniFiControllerip:8080/inform

If everything went well the UniFi AP should now be active in the UniFi controller.

If the UniFi was connected to a previous UniFi controller then it is going to need to be reset.  You can do that by running the following command after sshing into the device.

syswrapper.sh restore-default

After it is reset, you can run the first commands again to adopt it to the controller

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