Authenticated Service Information for the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

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Authors Jari Arkko  , Pasi Eronen 
Last updated 2005-10-26
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EAP is typically used in an arrangement where the actual service (such as a wireless LAN access point) is separated from the authentication server. However, EAP itself does not have a concept of a service identity or its parameters, and thus the client usually does not authenticate any information about the service itself, even when a mutually authenticating EAP method is used. This document specifies a backward compatible extension to popular EAP methods for authenticating service related information, such as the identity and type of the offered service. A common parameter name space is created in order to ensure that the same kinds of identifiers can be authenticated independent of the choice of the EAP authentication method, retaining the EAP media independence principle.


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