(Transport Layer Security) - is an EAP-Type for authentication based upon X.509 certificates. Because it requires both the Supplicant and the Authentication Server to have certificates, it provides explicit Mutual Authentication and is resilient to man-in-the-middle attacks. After successful authentication a secure TLS link is established to securely communicate a unique session key from the Authentication Server to the Authenticator. Because X.509 certificates are required on the Supplicant, EAP-TLS presents significant management complexities.
Used to create a secured connection for 802.1X by pre-installing a digital certificate on the client computer. EAP- TLS stands for Extensible Authentication Protocol-Translation Layer Security.
EAP-TLS (Extensible Authentication Protocol -Transport Layer Security) authentication uses digital certifications for mutual authentication. The server presents a certificate to the client. After validating the identity of the server, the client sends a certificate to the server. The exchange of certificates is done in the open before a secured tunnel is created.See also EAP and EAP-TTLS.
Extensible Authentication Protocol Transport Layer Security close
An EAP type implementing authentication using certificates.
Extensible Authentication Protocol with Transport Layer Security. Enables authentication between WLAN devices using certificates. A client that requests access to the WLAN is sent a certificate from an authentication server. The client then validates the server certificate and responds with its own certificate. Both certifcates are used to create encryption keys.
A type of authentication method using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and a security protocol called the Transport Layer Security (TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates which use passwords. EAP-TLS authentication supports dynamic WEP key management.
EAP with Transport Level Security.
EAP-TLS is an EAP authentication method that is based on Transport Layer Security (TLS), the mechanism used for secure sockets in various applications, including secure web access. EAP-TLS supports strong mutual authentication, but requires both a server certificate and a client certificate.