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Adding Wi-Fi settings for Android devices

Created on November 7th, 2022

Use Miradore's configuration profiles to add specific Wi-Fi settings to your Android devices. With configuration profiles, you may store certain WiFi settings and deploy them to multiple devices. This article instructs how to create a Wi-Fi configuration profile for your Android devices and provides an example of how to configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise networks with protocols like EAP-TLS and PEAP.

How to configure Wi-Fi profile

1. In Miradore, go to Management > Configuration profiles and press the button Add on the top of the page.

2. Select the platform Android and from the next step the option Wi-Fi.

3. Define the configuration for the profile.

Adding Wi-Fi network settings as a part of the configuration profile.

There are three tabs for different settings:

  • Enrollment Wi-Fi network: The basic settings like SSID, network visibility, and security mode are defined.
  • Wi-Fi proxy: Define the WiFi network's proxy server settings.
  • EAP settings: Configure WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi network settings.

4. Define a name and description for the configuration profile, and press Create to finish the configuration.

Example: Creating WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi network configuration

1. Before you can define the EAP settings, you need to choose security mode "WPA/WPA2 (Enterprise)" from the Enrollment Wi-Fi network tab.

Select WPA/WPA2 as the security mode.

2. Go to EAP settings tab and define WPA/WPA2 Enterprise WiFi network configuration settings.

Configure EAP settings for the profile.

On the EAP settings tab, there are a few basic configurations:

  • Accepted EAP types, which are used to authenticate secured wireless connections.
  • Identity certificate that defines a trusted root certificate for the connection. This field is mandatory. The dropdown list shows the certificates added to Miradore Management > Files and certificates - Certificates. Trusted certificates do not have a private key.
  • Trusted certificate, to list all the accepted server certificate common names. In case, the server presents a certificate not on this list, it will not be trusted.

There might be more configurable settings appearing, depending on the EAP type chosen.

  • Identity certificate defines the certificate for EAP-TLS and it is mandatory for this EAP type, but it also allows two-factor authentication for EAP-TTLS, PEAP, and EAP-FAST. This certificate must be digitally signed with a private key.

There is no need to deploy required certificates separately to devices. The configuration profile deployment is installing also related certificates to the devices.

Deployment and monitoring

You can deploy the Wi-Fi configuration profile from Management > Configuration profile. Choose the correct profile from the list and press Deploy. Read more detailed instructions on how to deploy configuration profiles in Miradore.

You may monitor the progress of the configuration profile deployment from:

  • Management > Action log
  • Management > Devices > Device page (Action log tab)
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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