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

saurav barik saurav.barik at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 09:10:59 EDT 2010

Thanks very much Jouni.
Is there any way to trigger a forced reauthentication from a running
wpa_supplicant? wpa_cli config options does not have it.


On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
> 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.
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