Multi Factor authentication options for wireless networks

eric clark cabenth at
Thu Jun 9 22:15:15 UTC 2011

Tokens are an option but I should have been more clear.
As we're a windows shop (apologies, but that's the way it is), we were
planning on going with user credentials and the machine's domain
certificate.  Your solution might still be viable, but I'm not certain if I
can get at the machine certs with LDAP that way,have to check that.

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:08 PM, John Adams <jna at> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:02 PM, eric clark <cabenth at> wrote:
>> Wondering what people are using to provide security from their Wireless
>> environments to their corporate networks? 2 or more factors seems to be
>> the
>> accepted standard and yet we're being told that Microsoft's equipment
>> can't
>> do it. Our system being a Microsoft Domain... seemed logical, but they can
>> only do 1 factor.
>> What are you guys using?
> Move to 802.1X with Radius.
> Connect your APs or AP Controllers  to a decent OTP system like
> otpd+rlm_otp+freeradius and then connect to the Microsoft domain using LDAP.
>  Extend the LDAP schema to hold the private keys for the OTP system.
> Many vendors offer this solution, although I suggest that you don't go with
> SecurID or any token vendor that does not disclose their algorithm to you.
> Go open, and use OATH.
> The work being done on OATH is where future one-time, two-factor systems
> are headed:
> -john

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