question about network configuration in wpa_supplicant.conf

Osho GG oshogg
Sun Jul 30 22:25:24 PDT 2006

On 7/29/06, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 10:24:13PM -0700, Osho GG wrote:
> > 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?
> Where would the key needed for decrypting the password come from? Would
> you rather enter that key than the password every time? ;-)

Well, I was hoping that wpa_supplicant can use the encrypted version
of this password :) (like it does for psk).

The same network is connected by other users of this network (who are
using windows OS) by configuring to get the user credentials by
windows logon. So, basically the password is the same as for the
windows account. This works well for windows users and is reasonably
secure as the password is not saved anywhere in plain text.

I would like to have the same level of convenience and security in
linux. Could wpa be configured in such a manner that it can use my
linux user password (or even root password) - ***but which is not
stored in plain text anywhere in the system*** ?

Many thanks,

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