Securely storing EAP passwords

Stefan Winter stefan.winter at
Wed Jan 10 05:29:47 PST 2018


> I was wondering why MD4 is (seeemingly) the only available hashing
> mechanism for the `password` field? Is this a relic of EAP or PEAP?

It's a relic of MSCHAPv2, which is what is used inside PEAP.


Stefan Winter

> If MD4 _is_ the only option, then why doesn't `wpa_supplicant.conf`
> support subshells so that the password (or hash) may be retrieved via
> another program (e.g., `pass`)?
> Are there merely some features of `wpa_supplicant.conf` that I haven't
> discovered yet?
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