Wi-Fi configuration (macOS user policy)

With the Wi-Fi configuration you specify settings for connecting to Wi-Fi networks.

Setting

Description

SSID

The name of the Wi-Fi network.

Connect automatically

Automatically connect when the Wi-Fi network is available.

Hidden network

The Wi-Fi network doesn’t broadcast its SSID.

Security type

The security type of the Wi-Fi network.

Password

The password for the Wi-Fi network.

This option is available when you’ve selected a personal security type.

Protocols

The authentication protocol settings.

  • Accepted EAP types: The EAP types that can be used for authentication.
  • EAP-FAST: For EAP-FAST, you can configure a Protected Access Credential (PAC).
  • Internal identity: The protocol for tunneled user authentication (for TTLS).
  • TLS minimum version, TLS maximum version: The minimum and maximum TLS versions that will be accepted for EAP authentication.

Protocols is available when you’ve selected an enterprise security type.

Authentication

The client authentication settings.

  • User: The user name for the connection to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Require password on each connect: Select this to send the password with every authentication.
  • Password: The password for the Wi-Fi network.
  • Identity certificate: The certificate for the connection to the Wi-Fi network. Before you can select a certificate, you must add it to the policy with a Client certificate configuration.
  • External identity: The externally visible ID (for TTLS, PEAP, and EAP-FAST).

Authentication is available when you’ve selected an enterprise security type.

Trusted certificates

The server certificate.

Before you can select a certificate, you must add it to the policy with a Root certificate configuration.

Trusted certificates is available when you’ve selected an enterprise security type.

Proxy

Select Manually to configure the connection details manually.

Select Automatic if you have a proxy auto-config (PAC) file.