question about network configuration in wpa_supplicant.conf

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Jul 29 16:54:23 PDT 2006

On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 07:33:24PM -0700, Osho GG wrote:
> I have configured a network in wpa_supplicant.conf as follows:
>         identity="oshogg"
>         password="mypassword"

> Now, this works great. I can connect to the network fine. My only
> problem is that I have my password in plain text in a configuration
> file. Unfortunately, I do not have administrative privileges for
> configuring the access point and authentication mechanism it uses. Is
> there any way I can create a configuration (similar to wpa_passphrase
> for psk) that does not require storing the password in plain text?

If you leave out that password line from the configuration,
wpa_supplicant will request the password over the control interface
(e.g., from wpa_cli or wpa_gui).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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