ClearBox Support for 802.1x
To support authentication, authorization, and accounting for
wireless network connections, you can use 802.1X with ClearBox.
When RADIUS is implemented, a wireless access point prevents data
traffic from being forwarded to a wired network or to another
wireless client without a valid authentication key. The process of
obtaining a valid authentication key is as follows:
- When a wireless client comes within range of a wireless access
point, the wireless access point challenges the client.
- The wireless client sends its identity to the wireless access
point, which forwards this information to a RADIUS server.
- The RADIUS server requests the credentials of the wireless
client to verify the identity of the client. As part of this
request, the RADIUS server specifies the type of credentials that
- The wireless client sends its credentials to the RADIUS
- The RADIUS server verifies the
credentials of the wireless client. If the credentials are valid,
the RADIUS server sends an encrypted authentication key to the
wireless access point.
- The wireless access point uses this authentication key to
securely transmit per-station unicast session and multicast
authentication keys to the wireless client.
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