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Getting 802.1x to work

Discussion in UPS Management Devices & PowerChute Software started by Erwin , 8/6/2019 10:02 AM
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Getting 802.1x to work

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  • RN-network

    We tried to enable 802.1x on an NMC 9631 v6.7.2 without success. Firstly, we need to insert a CA certificate, which is strange because the NMC does not need to verify it's own certificate. Anyway, that certificate is accepted. So no problem there. Secondly, we need to enter a key file in either PEM or DER format which are both simply not accepted by the NMC, The former resulting in a format error and the latter simply not giving a message at all.

    Any ideas?

  • RN-network

    Bump. Am I the only one having this issue?

  • B-DoubleE

    Hi Erwin,

    Is the private key encrypted? I believe the private key needs to be RSA private un-encrypted - I don't think using an encrypted key is supported.

  • RN-network

    The private key is not encrypted and is readible with "openssl rsa -text -in <key_name>". Although the page does offer an option for encrypted keys which suggests that an encrypted key would be acceptable. Nevertheless, we have tried this with an unencrypted key.

  • damonvaughn

    The private key has to be encrypted.  I have been trying to get this working off and on for months, still without success.  At one point I was able to get the CA, key and host certs on the nmc but saw via packet capture that a decrypt error was tanking the TLS handshake, so starting fresh this week.  I will let you know if I can get it going.


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