Configure certificate based authentication to Wi-Fi with ConfigMgr and Intune

 

Once you have certificate deployment working, you can use it for several purposes. One example would be to use certificate based authentication against Exchange (on-prem), VPN or WiFi Profiles. Certificate based authentication against WiFi profiles is a common ask, in this post I'll explain how to configure this in ConfigMgr 2012 R2.

  1. Create a new WiFi profile.
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  2. Enter SSID details.
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  3. Select your Security Type, Encryption and “Smart Card or other certificate” and select “Configure”. 
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  4. Configure as follows: “Use a certificate on this computer”, deselect “Verify the server’s identity…..”  and hit “Advanced”.
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  5. Pressing the “Advanced” button will bring you to the “Configure Certificate Selection” dialog. 
    Make sure you select your issuing CA and add the “Client Authentication” SKU at the AnyPurpose section.  
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  6. Hit OK until you return to “Add Wi-Fi Profile Security Configuration” wizard (shown at step 3).
    Select the appropriate Root Certificate.
    Select the appropriate Client Certificate. 
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  7. After selecting “Next” make sure you enable “Specify Authentication Mode” and select “User Authentication”.
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  8. If a proxy is required, details can be provided in the next dialog.
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  9. Select the platforms and deploy this profile to a user group.
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After deploying the profile, wait a few minutes and enroll a new user or enforce a policy refresh on Windows Phone 8.1. You phone should connect to the WiFi automatically using the SCEP Certificate.

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