EAP SSL Cert "Not Trusted"

Stefan Winter stefan.winter at restena.lu
Thu Jun 15 07:52:36 CEST 2017


> You will receive the prompt the first time a new device connects to that SSID. You should really pre-configure the clients or you’re putting the user’s credentials at risk.

Exactly. For a longer treatise on the subject:


(applicability not limited to eduroam)

If the OP is doing this for an eduroam installation, said
pre-configuration profiles can be built at


If this is not about eduroam, there are plenty of commercial solutions.
A freemium one is



Stefan Winter
> On 6/14/17, 11:39 AM, "Freeradius-Users on behalf of Alan DeKok" <freeradius-users-bounces+timc=hpe.com at lists.freeradius.org on behalf of aland at deployingradius.com> wrote:
>     On Jun 14, 2017, at 11:19 AM, Trevor Jennings <Trevor at simple101.com> wrote:
>     > 
>     > We are using Thawte which Apple devices already trust (These are more
>     > common devices on our network).
>       Do not use public CA certs for WiFi authentication.  It's insecure.
>       And no, the Apple devices do NOT already trust the Thawte cert for WiFi authentication.  They trust the Thawte cert for web surfing, which is entirely different.
>       You need to have a mobileconfig which tells each device what the SSID is, what EAP method to use, and what CA to use.
>     > Are you referring to configuration profiles that are setup on the clients?
>       Yes.  You need to configure each device as I said above.
>       In order to get EAP working, follow the guide at:
>     http://deployingradius.com/documents/configuration/eap.html
>       It WILL work.
>       And yes, it involves creating your own certificates, and also installing the certificates on the clients.
>       Alan DeKok.
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