IU Secure wireless connections: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x, 6.x, and 5.x

The IU Secure authentication server uses USERTrust RSA as its root certificate authority. You need a valid USERTrust RSA root certificate in Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM) format to connect to IU Secure. The certificate is commonly installed on most devices by default.
  1. To verify that your NetworkManager is running, click System, then Administration, and then Services. Check NetworkManager if it is not already checked. Click Start if it is not already running.
  2. Click the NetworkManager applet (a pair of superimposed monitors, typically in the upper bar on the right), and select IU Secure. The "Wireless Network Authentication Required" window will appear.
  3. Configure the settings as follows:
    • Next to "Wireless Security:", select WPA & WPA2 Enterprise.
    • Next to "Authentication:", select Protected EAP (PEAP).
    • Leave the "Anonymous Identity:" field blank.
    • Click the button next to "CA Certificate:", and then browse to the certificate bundle file (/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt).
    • Next to "PEAP Version:", choose Version 0.
    • Make sure "Inner Authentication:" is set to MSCHAPv2.
    • Next to "User Name:" and "Password:", enter your IU credentials.

      Do not check Show password, as it will display your IU passphrase in clear text.

  4. Click Connect. If the connection fails, you will be prompted to re-enter configuration details.

When you successfully connect, you'll see a series of blue bars of increasing height in place of the superimposed monitors.

At Indiana University, for personal or departmental Linux or Unix systems support, see Get help for Linux or Unix at IU.

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Last modified on 2018-01-16 16:48:57.

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