question about network configuration in wpa_supplicant.conf

Osho GG oshogg
Sat Jul 29 22:24:13 PDT 2006

On 7/29/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> 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).
Thanks that will work but that would require me to have to enter the
password every time I have to connect to this network. I don't want to
do that :).

I just want a way this password could be encrypted in some form and
then decrypted later by WPA. Is this possible somehow?


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