Chapter 8. Using 802.1X Certificates in Identity-Based Networking

This chapter covers the following topic:

EAP-TLS: Certificate-Based 802.1x

This chapter covers identity for end users using certificates. The technology covered in this chapter is EAP-TLS-based 802.1x using ACS 5.1. This chapter is not a deep dive into extensible authentication protocol (EAP), but rather illustrates a case study in which certificates can be used in this solution. It also covers Cisco Secure Access Control Server setup supporting basic certificate-based EAP.

In today’s networks, there is a paradigm shift occurring, creating a dynamic and mobile environment. Consequently, this new dynamism presents the security space with an opportunity to change its paradigm, ...

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