UniFi – How to Trigger a Provision

 info_i_25x25.pngNote: This feature appears in UniFi Controller v5.5.5+ which is currently in Beta. Beta features are not supported by our livechat, but answers can be found via the UniFi Beta Forum. If you are interested in testing this and other new features, follow this article to sign up for the Beta Program. 

Whenever a configuration is modified, the UniFi controller will detect the change and begin provisioning the affected device, or the whole site depending on the configurations affected. This is true if changes are made on the controller. However, if you are changing configurations by modifying the config.properties file, the controller will not detect the change and you will have to manually instruct it to begin a provision.

A Provision button was added on the UniFi Controller version 5.5.5. To trigger a provision via the controller follow these steps:

1. Access the Devices section.

2. Click on the device you wish to provision, displaying the Properties panel.

3. Click on the Configuration tab.

4. Click to expand the Manage Device section.

5. Scroll down and click on the Provision button.


If you are using a previous version, all you need to do is change something in the Controller to set a Provision in motion. One way to do this is to toggle the SNMP. To do so:

Go to Settings > Site and check the box for Enable SNMP, then Apply Changes.

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