What is supported in 802.1x / AAA with Aerohive equipment

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What of the following is supported on Aerohive AP devices (and with what limitation). Couldn't not find anything useful in Aerohive documentation on this topic. All links to relevant documentation/papers will be highly appreciated.

  • Support EAP-SIM, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, and PEAP in IEEE 802.1x?
  • Support EAP-MD5 and MS-CHAPv2 in AAA?

Thank you!
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Hi lowk3y,

HiveOS does not support EAP-MD5 for MAC auth or CWP auth, it does not serveĀ  a legitimate purpose these days and is a legacy, insecure EAP method.

EAP-MD5 cannot be used for a WPA2-Enterprise/802.1X as it does not return keying material via MPPE attributes in the RADIUS Access-Accept.

Plain MS-CHAP-v2 is supported for MAC auth and CWP auth.

If you are using a third-party RADIUS server with WPA2-Enterprise/802.1X, you can use whichever EAP type you like as long as keying material is returned. In practical, real world terms, this nearly always means a TLS-based EAP type must be used. The supplicant and the EAP-terminating RADIUS server have to support the EAP type and it is not a concern of the authenticator (the AP).

The TLS-based EAP types supported by the built-in RADIUS server for WPA2-Enterprise/802.1X are documented and should be apparent from the existing UI.