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WPA-EAP & IEEE 802.11 auth using only wpa_supplicant


I don't like NetworkManager so this is how I've configured IEEE 802.11 authentication through WPA-EAP using pure wpa_supplicant and ifup/ifdown on Debian:

# vim /etc/network/wireless-networks.conf
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

# WPA2-EAP                                                                       
network={
  ssid="Foo"
  key_mgmt=WPA-EAP
  proto=WPA2
  eap=TLS
  identity="tkj"
  client_cert="/home/torstein/doc/2018/wireless/tkj.pem"
  private_key="/home/torstein/doc/2018/wireless/tkj.des3.key"
  private_key_passwd="<my-pass-set-on-tkj.des3.key>"
}

tkj is my Active Directory user name and this file contains the configuration for all wireless networks I'm using.

To use this wireless-networks.conf, I wire it up like this to Debian's main network interfaces file:

# vim /etc/network/interfaces
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
      wpa-conf /etc/network/wireless-networks.conf
      post-up /etc/init.d/firewall start

To connect to the "Foo" wireless access point using WPA-EAP and IEEEE 802.11, I do:

# ifup -v wlan0

That's it. Not pesky Network Manager adding smoke to the land of confusion 😃


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