Regarding status code in initial SAE confirm message

Wed Sep 8 12:08:42 PDT 2021

Any info on below query?

On 9/3/21, 11:13 PM, "RAGHAVENDRA SADARAMACHANDRA (rsadaram)" <rsadaram at> wrote:

    Hi All,

    What's the importance/use of status code in initial confirm message from the client. Do we need to check for status code == success in confirm message from the client.

    Spec does not talk about status code in initial confirm message. It mentions: An SAE Confirm message, with a status code not equal to SUCCESS, shall indicate that a peer rejects a previously sent SAE Confirm message. An SAE Confirm message that was not successfully verified is indicated with a status code of CHALLENGE_FAILURE. 

               } else if (auth_transaction == 2) {
                    hostapd_logger(hapd, sta->addr, HOSTAPD_MODULE_IEEE80211,
                                   "SAE authentication (RX confirm, status=%u (%s))",
                                   status_code, status2str(status_code));
                    if (status_code != WLAN_STATUS_SUCCESS)
                            goto remove_sta;


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