Wireless authentication security using Certificates and 802.11x
Posted on 2012-04-06
I'm working with an engineer on deploying a wireless solution using Cisco Aironet access points and a 2504 controller. Wireless in general is new for both of us so I'm looking for information about the best way to setup authentication for this network.
Our goal is to have the laptops using wireless authenticate with a certificate without requiring the user to authenticate manually. From what I have read in order to be secure we should be using the 802.11x protocol along with Protected EAP (PEAP) with EAP-TLS.
Not knowing much about either certificates with a Server 2008 domain and the Cisco access points I'm hoping someone here can help me out with the general steps we'd need to take to make this happen. I'd also appreciate it if you could point me to any good summary documents that explain how this should all work from a high level since I am not well versed in the technical details yet.