May 25 – 29, 2009
Umeå University
Europe/Zurich timezone

WiFi security appliance for authentication solution during conferences and seminars

May 26, 2009, 11:00 AM
Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building (Umeå University)

Big Auditorium (kb3b1), KBC building

Umeå University

KBC Umeå Universitet Umeå, Sweden
Security and Networking Security and Networking I


Dr Riccardo Veraldi (INFN)


It's possible to build a security appliance to set up a custom WiFi authentication solution based both on 802.1x and Captive Portal. I developed a solution inside INFN which allows users during Workshops or seminars to authenticate a WiFi session using 802.1x or Captive portal authentication. The system is a portable device, it is a small Soekris device with 4 network ports. It implements VLAN tagging and Access Points and can be attached directly to the soekris ports. All the security applicance implementation is based on customized OpenBSD 4.5 distribution. Configuration allows multiple VLANs and multiple SSIDs. Since the authentication is based on radius server proxying, it can easily be integrated into EDUROAM

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