Detailed Description

IEEE 802.1x is an IEEE standard for port-based network access control. It involves three parties: a supplicant, an authenticator, and an authentication server that is often a host running the RADIUS and EAP protocols. Intel AMT is a supplicant.

Intel AMT has two approaches to defining 802.1x settings for wired interfaces:

   The legacy interface, introduced in Release 3.0. The interface is based on the AMT_8021XProfile class, which is not CIM compliant.

   A second interface, introduced in Release 8.0, based on the IPS_IEEE8021xSettings class, which inherits from CIM_IEEE8021xSettings. This interface is CIM compliant as it establishes a connection between the settings and a client certificate and root certificate by using an association instead of embedding EPRs to the certificates in the class.

In Release 8.0 and later releases, if you define 802.1x settings using either of the two interfaces, you can also view or modify the settings using the other interface – both interfaces are always present.


   Prior to release, 802.1x functionality is unavailable when a static IP is configured. In release and later, 802.1x functionality is available also when a static IP address is configured.

   Only the wired interface supports static addressing.  Beginning with Release 9.5, some platforms have no wired interface and, therefore, will not support static addressing.


See Also:

   Supported EAP Profiles

   AMT_8021XProfile Field Descriptions

   IPS_IEEE8021xSettings Field Descriptions


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