Agent Configuration - Authenticate Wired Agents with 802.1X

On networks that use the 802.1X standard for device authentication, it may be necessary to authenticate wired Agents to the network.  The 802.1X authentication procedure is described in the following steps:


  1. From the Agent View, select the Agent you would like to authenticate.
  2. Go to the Agent's Console Tab from the Agent Details.
  3. Gain root access:
  4. Set the Agent's root partition to read-write:
    mount -o remount,rw /
  5. Use the following command to create a supplication WPA configuration file for the Agent's Ethernet interface:
    nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant_wired.conf
  6. Within the file, edit the configuration based on the required authentication type:
  7. Update the /etc/network/interfaces file and add the pre-up statement under the interface eth0 statement:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
      pre-up wpa_supplicant -B -Dwired -t -i eth0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant_wired.conf -f    /var/log/netbeez/wpa_supplicant_wired.log



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