Certificate Validation Process

Alan Buxey A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
Tue Nov 15 22:31:05 CET 2011


> I have one minor issue to ask the group about. 
> Using Freeradius to authenticate 802.1X wireless clients, I noticed that if I try to connect to the wireless network and I purposely put in a bad password I still get the popup to validate the server certificate. 
> On the other radius implementations I am used to the cert validation does not happen until after the user is authenticated.  I imagine I have something configured not quite right but I don't know what.
> So, in Freeradius is there a way to change it so the validate server certificate comes only after successfull authentication?

umm, you should be prompted about the RADIUS cert before you type in ANY username
or password - how else can you trust what you are talking to??


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