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CCNP Security SISAS 300-208 Official Cert Guide by Kevin Redmon, Aaron Woland

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Supplicant Options

The bulk of this chapter is about 802.1X itself. That would never be complete without discussing the client side of the authentication flow, the supplicant. As described earlier in the chapter, a supplicant is the software on an endpoint that understands how to communicate with EAP on the LAN. A supplicant must be configured to use credentials, either stored credentials (such as a certificate) or with the user’s username and password.

Windows Native Supplicant

The single most common supplicant in wired networks is the Windows native supplicant. One reason this supplicant is so popular is that it is built in to the most common business desktop operating system in the world. Besides that, it offers one truly beneficial feature ...

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