Wireless Authentication

Hello, I am trying to setup only User Authentication for my domain users to get authenticated via my NPS server (Windows 2008R2) to gain access to the wireless network.

Do I still need to setup a CA server or can this be skipped? Also what NPS policies should I put in just for user authentication as I have non domain devices like ipads and iphones that will use 802.1x user authentication to connect.

OZSGGeneral Manager Technical ServicesAsked:
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
You need a certificate if you choose to use PEAP as EAP-Type, which you should. What kind of organization and network is this?
without PEAP there is a theoretic posssibility that session can be decrypted.

For the NPS you should select a user group that gains access (not domain users) then you need to select EAP-Type - i recommend PEAP, and inner authentiation method MsChapV2 - usernames and passwords.

You can easily setup an internal CA - hand out one certificate to NPS server, and leave it at that.
here's a good blog: http://www.fatofthelan.com/technical/using-windows-2008-for-radius-authentication/

The iOs devices will get a certificate warning that the certificate is not trusted, this is cause you haven't got the root certificate on you devices. But this is just to accept the first time, and it is gone.

BTW: If you have high security concerns - then you should get either the root cert deployed to devices, or get a 3rd party NPS certificate from a valid CA, like Digicert or Thawte.
I'd then also recommend deploying certificates to iOs devices - but then there's a lot of administrative overhead. It all boils down to the first questions; what organization and what network and access is needed.

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OZSGGeneral Manager Technical ServicesAuthor Commented:
Thanks I will check and revert back
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