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Hello everyone,

I have a Nexus 7 tablet that I have been trying to connect to our enterprise wireless system with no luck. We use certificate authentication for all of our devices.  I am able to load the certificates onto the device and install them. When setting up the connection, we use TLS and no Phase 2 authentication. I select the correct certificates for the connection, but there is always an authentication issue. I have tried different file extensions on the certificates including .cer, .pem, and .pfx with no luck from any of them. Does anyone have suggestions on where to go from here???

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The logs from the RADIUS server would be handy, if you could post them?
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Attached is a chunk of the log; the user in question is WiFiAuth@mydomain.local (This is who the certificate deployed to the Android belongs to).
IN1311.log
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Can you locate one specific log for the user in the Custom Logs view and paste a screenshot of the event?
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I figured out my issue.  While trying to gather the screenshot for you I noticed it wasn't even hitting the RADIUS server so I went back to the Cisco WLC logs and found the message
*dot1xMsgTask: Nov 22 16:42:04.000: %DOT1X-3-MAX_EAP_RETRIES: 1x_auth_pae.c:2992 Max EAP identity request retries (3) exceeded for client [MAC ADDRESS HERE]
I ended up adding the username to the identity field on the Android and it connected like a champ.  I didn't think I would have needed that as there is no phase two authentication and the certificate should present my identity.
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Glad you got it working.

Just make sure that your client is actually using EAP-TLS to authenticate, and not using PEAP-MSChapV2.  If PEAP is being used it's likely that your user certificate isn't being requested.
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Thanks; the way I have my NPS Network Policies setup that couldn't happen as only the IT staff is allowed to authenticate with PEAP, everyone else must present a certificate or they will be rejected.
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I solved my own problem but craigbeck's comments got me moving in the right direction so I'm awarding the points to them.
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