Wi-Fi configuration (macOS user policy)

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

Setting/Field

Description

SSID

The ID of the Wi-Fi network.

Connect automatically

Automatically connect to the target network.

Hidden network

The target network is not open or visible.

Security type

The security type of the Wi-Fi network:
  • None
  • WEP (Personal)
  • WPA/WPA2 (Personal)
  • Any (Personal)
  • WEP (Enterprise)
  • WPA/WPA2 (Enterprise)
  • Any (Enterprise)

If you select a type with Personal in its name, a Password field is displayed. Enter the relevant password.

If you select a type with Enterprise in its name, the tabs Protocols, Authentication and Trust are displayed.

On the Protocols tab configure the following:

  • Under Accepted EAP types, specify the EAP methods to be used for authentication. Depending on the types selected on this tab, the values in the Internal identity field on this tab become available for selection.
  • Under EAP-FAST, configure the EAP-FAST Protected Access credential settings.

On the Authentication tab, configure client authentication settings:

  • In the User field, enter the user name for the connection to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Select Require password on each connect, if the password is to be queried for each connection and transferred with the authentication.
  • In the Password field, enter the relevant password.
  • In the Identity certificate list, select the certificate for the connection to the Wi-Fi network.
    Note The certificate to be used has to be specified in a Client certificate configuration.
  • In the External identity field, enter the externally visible ID (for TTLS, PEAP and EAP-FAST).

On the Trust tab, configure server authentication settings:

Select the trusted certificates from the list.

Note You must specify the certificates in a Root certificate configuration.

Proxy

In this list, select the proxy settings for the Wi-Fi connection:
  • None
  • Manually
  • Automatic

If you select Manually, the fields Server and port, Authentication and Password are displayed. Enter the required proxy information. If you select Automatic, the field Proxy server URL is displayed. Enter the URL of the proxy server.