802.1x Authentication over Wireless

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Subject: 802.1x Authentication over Wireless
Posted by:  mike.el…@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007

I have implemented 802.1x with certificates in my Windows domain. I am
able to autoenroll computers and user certificates at login if they
are connected to the wire. Is it possible for the computer to push the
user certificate over the wireless link. I don't want to have my users
log on with the wire before they can connect onto the wireless. The
machine connects as a computer to the wireless and allows a domain
account to login. Once the domain account logs in, the wireless
disconnects with "Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you
on to the network XXXXXXX".

I can't really see why if the certificate was already issued to the
user and is published in Active Directory, why it IAS server can't
provide the certifcate to the machine and connect the user to the
wireless network.

My IAS is using Server 2003. My Certificate Authority is on another
Server 2003 machine. I am using Cisco Access Points controlled by a
Cisco WLAN Controller.

Please help.

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