Managing wireless profiles
Through the NetBeez Settings, you can add and manage wireless network profiles for use by the wireless agents.
To access the Wireless Profiles tab:
- Open Settings by clicking on the gray cog icon in the upper right
- Click on the Wireless Profiles tab
In Wireless Profiles you can:
Add a Wireless Profile
Select Add Profile. Enter the wireless network's SSID, select the applicable security type, and provide the necessary key. If the wireless network uses WPA/WPA2-EAP encryption, you will also need to select the EAP Method and provide necessary identities, keys, and/or certificates (keys and certificates have to be in PEM format).
Edit a Wireless Profile
Select the wireless profile you wish to edit and input any new profile information.
Delete a Wireless Profile
When you hover a profile tab, a red delete icon will appear. Click on this icon to delete the profile. There is no confirmation screen for wireless profile deletions.
Push a wireless profile to an agent
Now it's time to connect your agent to the newly created wireless profile. Follow this procedure.
Wireless authentication methods supported
- WEP: 64, 128, 256
- WPA/WPA2 Pre-Shared Key
- WPA/WPA2 EAP
Wireless EAP profiles
PEM versus DER formats
When using wireless profiles that require certificates, please make sure that the certificate is in PEM format. You can check the format by opening the certificate in a text editor to see that it is in text format (BEGIN/END CERTIFICATE). If your certificate is in DER format, which is a binary format, you must convert it in PEM format, otherwise the wireless profile won't be successfully propagated to the Agent. Please use the following openssl command to convert a certificate in DER format to PEM format:
openssl x509 -inform der -in certificate.cer -out certificate.pem
Please make sure to include the full chain of certificates authorities (CA) certificates, including the top CA and any intermediate ones.