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EAP Types

EAP-TLS

Certificates are very secure because they provide both an encryption mechanism and a way to authenticate the message sender. EAP-TLS (Transport Layer Security) is an authentication mechanism used in wireless networks that relies on certificates. Key pairs (certificate and private key) are installed on the wireless client and on the RADIUS server. When EAP-TLS is in use, the initial 802.11 open authentication occurs, then the client sends an association request, the AP replies with an association reply and AID, and then the AP/WLC continues with an EAPSTART message, asking for the supplicant identity. The supplicant sends its identity (username). This ID is forwarded to the RADIUS server. The RADIUS server responds with its certificate. The....


  

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