Target Audience

This guide is designed for IT administrators who want to use the IEEE 802.1X port-based network access control standard to provide protected authentication for secure network traffic over a LAN or WLAN wireless network. IT administrators can distribute 802.1X settings to end users using configuration profiles in Jamf Pro.

What's in This Guide

This guide provides the step-by-step workflow required by all environments to configure the 802.1X infrastructure for macOS computers and iOS mobile devices.

This guide also provides specific workflow instructions for the various WPA2-enterprise protocols such as PEAP and TLS using configuration profiles in Jamf Pro with or without the use of Microsoft Active Directory.

Important Concepts

Before configuring 802.1X settings, make sure you are familiar with the following concepts in the Jamf Pro Administrator's Guide:

For more information, see the following technical papers:

In addition, make sure you are familiar with the following concepts:

Additional Resources

For more information about 802.1X, see the following documentation from Apple:

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