|Platform(s)||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux|
Xsupplicant is an open source 802.1x client being developed by the OpenSEA Alliance. Currently in Major version 2, it runs under Windows XP. In the coming months, it will be ported to Windows Vista and Linux (possible MacOS). The main motivation for cross platform development is that institutions such as Universities and alike would only have to support a single client, rather than the multitude of different clients that run on different platforms.
The 802.1x project is currently engaged in heavy testing of this client. There have been several bugs of varying severity located, and some issues commented on about the gui. Most of these niggles should be worked out over the coming months before porting to other platforms commences.
Generally the client is a feature rich client with full support for all main EAP protocols and inner methods. Being gui based, it is quite intuitive, and a lot more userfriendly than several of its competitors. It is far more powerful than the Windows XP client which has significant design flaws.
SOWN community accounts
SOWN community Accounts MUST use EAP-TTLS and PAP in the following instructions. If you use any of the other methods, Authentication will simply fail.
We are currently working on a resolution to this problem.
ISS, ECS users
Users making use of SOWN-802.1x SSIDs should configure the client using the Any of the EAP technologies supported by the University. These currently include EAP-TTLS, and EAP-PEAP using MSCHAP, MSCHAPv2, PAP, and CHAP (where approrpriate). Insert your choice of protocols, and your ISS/ECS credentials in place of SOWN Specific information.
Your home institution should have made you aware of what EAP-Methods it supports. Whether making use of our eduroam SSIDs or one of our 802.1x SSIDs replace any SOWN specific settings with those for your home institution in the following.
Right Click the Open1x tray item and select 'Configure'
Assuming everything is fine, it should now authenticate you and you will have access to the internet. Remember if you are a ISS/ECS/eduroam user you should substitute your own EAP/PAP settings in the above.