Chapter 10. EAP
EAP stands for Extensible Authentication Protocol and is used by 802.1x and WPA2-Enterprise as an authentication framework. 802.1x and WPA2-Enterprise are industry standards used for end-point security. 802.1x uses EAP over the LAN and WPA2-Enterprise uses EAP over the Wi-Fi network.
A basic understanding of EAP includes knowing how the supplicant , authenticator , and backend authentication server interact. This chapter covers all of these but will focus primarily on using FreeRADIUS as the backend authentication server.
In this chapter we shall:
- Learn the basics of EAP
- Explore different EAP methods available in FreeRADIUS
- Discover special considerations when using EAP in production
So let's get on with it...
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