EAP-TLS - Authentication succeeds with in-correct "private_key_passwd"

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Tue Oct 5 08:35:55 EDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 12:02:41AM +0530, saurav barik wrote:

> After a successful authentication, if I change "private_key_passwd" in
> wpa_supplicant.conf and run "RECONFIGURE"(from wpa_cli) - Still the
> authentication is successful. Does the wpa_supplicant still use the
> old password to authenticate? Or does it ignore the new authentication
> request (because of RECONFIGURE), as it is already
> authenticated/connected to the AP? Please note that if I stop
> wpa_supplicant and run it again(with _wrong_ password in conf file),
> it fails to authenticate - which is the right thing.

The new configuration is not used unless there is new authentication..
RECONFIGURE by itself may not end up triggering that.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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