How to configure EAP with FreeRADIUS

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Mon Jan 31 14:33:01 UTC 2022

** How to configure EAP with FreeRADIUS
Once FreeRADIUS has been configured to use PAP, it is straightforward to configure the server to use EAP for authentication. 

There are essentially 5 steps:

1) Install OpenSSL

2) Create dummy certificates

3) Configure 802.1x authentication for this SSID

4) Test it

5) Create production certificates

6) Import the root CA (Certificate Authority)

This article is the first in short series about how to configure EAP for FreeRADIUS. In this series, we will walk you through each of the steps above. If you follow this guide, getting EAP authentication to work should be straightforward. The important thing to remember is to take it slow, and do only one step at a time.

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