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How-To: Set up 802.1x for OS X 10.8

This tutorial will assist the ITC or end user in manually configuring a Macintosh to connect to the campus network using the 802.1x connection protocol.

  1. From apple select ⇒ System Preferences.

    Main menu

  2. In Systems Preferences, select Network.

    System Preferences

  3. This version of Macintosh has a quick way to connect by presenting a popup. Click Connect.

    Network Page

  4. In the popup type-in your AD user name and password and click OK.

    User Name Popup

  5. If you get the "Verify Certificate" popup, click Continue.

    Authenticating 802.1X popup

  6. From the original network page now Advanced and select the 802.1X tab in the subsequent page.


  7. Check "Enable automatic connection." This enables switch Vi-LAN automatically when you login.


  8. The user login settings will be stored in the your Login keychain (shorcut: Command+Shift+u). If you change your password, go to Utilities → Keychain Access

  9. Keychain Page

  10. From the top of the menu bar, select EditDelete to delete the saved profile information.

  11. File --> Delete

  12. Repeat the connect/keychain process from the Network Page (step 3).


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