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  • User Enter the user/identity to authenticate with.
  • Password Enter the shared secret for the MD5 challenge/response handshake.

The EAP-MD5 settings are going to reused for EAP-TLS needs. I.e. there's currently no extra setting for EAP-TLS. The configuration for an actual certificate, being fed into the EAP-TLS session, can be found at General/Certificates/Device Certificate.

  • User Enter the user/identity[1] to be sent within the EAP Identity request.[2]
  • Password Enter arbitrary content.[2]
  • General/Certificates/Device Certificate


  1. EAP-TLS doesn't mandate that identity to necessarily be the same as the certificates subject/CN
  2. 2.0 2.1 A non-empty user/password just serves as an "on"-switch

Concept 802.1X

Howto article: 802.1X EAP-TLS With FreeRadius