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 quickly check that because if you open the certificate with a text editor you see it's in text format (BEGIN/END CERTIFICATE). If your certificate is in DER format, which is a binary format, you have to 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
CA certificates - Please make sure to include the full chain of certificates authorities (CA) certificates, including the top CA and any intermediate ones.