MAC address restriction with EAP-TLS

John T. Guthrie III guthrie at
Fri Jan 23 20:13:26 CET 2009

Hello all,

We are currently using EAP-TLS authentication with FreeRADIUS at the place
where I work right now.  Management would like to be able to restrict the use
of a given certificate for this authentication to specific MAC addresses.  In
other words, for each certificate, the desire is to tie that certificate to
one or a couple MAC addresses, and to say that that certificate may only be
used if it is coming from those specific MAC addresses.  If the certificate is
used from a different MAC address, then authentication should fail.

I have tried to look for info on this on the web to no avail.  I also
understand that EAP-TLS authentication generally needs to be left out of the
users file.  But the only way that I can think of to restrict MAC addresses
would be to place some kind of line involving a Calling-Station-ID in the users
file.  So I am at a loss.

Does anyone have any suggstions?  We are currently using 1.1.3.

Thank you very much.

John Guthrie
guthrie at

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