Setting up OvGU-802.1X under Linux with NetworkManager


  • Valid OVGU-Account of the University of Magdeburg
  • Network connection via Wi-Fi is configured for automatic obtaining of an IP address via DHCP


    • Click on the Network Manager icon and select the OvGU-802.1X network.

In the next window you are asked for the authentication details:

    • Security: WPA & WPA2-Enterprise
    • Authentication: Protected EAP (or: PEAP)
    • Anonymous identity: anonymous
    • Domain:
    • CA certifiacate: USERTrust RSA Certification Authority
      • The CA certificate is normally pre-installed and can be found under the following path: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt
    • PEAP version: Automatic
    • Innere authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • Username: Your username
    • Password: Your Password
    • Click on the Connect button when you are finished.

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