Ease 802.1X Deployments With the SU1X Configuration Tool - Page 2

 By Eric Geier
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Branding SU1X

The client wizard end users will run includes images you can change for branding reasons. These are located in the su1x-both-v106binimages directory. Here are the images you'll probably want to change:

  • jrs-header.jpg: This is the banner image displayed on the top of the client wizard, which you should replace with your organization's logo or some title image for the network. If desired, you could simply delete this file and the space will be blank on the client wizard.
  • bubble1.jpg: This is shown to the user in the wizard so they see what the first bubble looks like after attempting to connect from XP. You'll want to replace it with a shot that contains your network name.
  • bubble-connected-xp.jpg: This is a screen shot of the second bubble in XP, shown after successfully connected. You'll also want to replace it with a shot that contains your network name.
  • bubble-vista.jpg: This is the bubble shown in Vista after attempting to connect. Again, you want to customize with your network name.

Simply delete the existing images you want to replace and give the new one the same filename, or change the filenames in the config.ini file.

The splash image that can be displayed at the end of the client wizard is disabled by default. If you enable it, the default filename is big.jpg; an example image isn't included.

You might notice another image named lis-header.jpg. This looks like it has been included accidentally and can be deleted or ignored.

Including the RADIUS server's CA certificate

If you specified installation of a CA certificate onto the clients, you need to delete the default certificate (CamfordCA.der) and copy yours into the Bin directory. Be sure the correct filename for your certificate is entered in the certs section of the config.ini file.

Packaging for distribution

Once you're done configuring the client wizard, you can package the following required files into an installer or self-extracting zip file, or otherwise distribute:

  • su1x-setup.exe (if desired, you can rename this)
  • config.ini
  • CertMgr.exe
  • images (folder)
  • (your required profiles ending in xml)
  • (CA certificate file)

Running the wizard on clients

The end user must extract the files (if needed) and then run the su1x-setup.exe program. Then they can hit the Start Setup button. It will detect the Windows version and import the network profile. Once the configuration is done it will attempt to connect and will display instructions on a popup window.

Eric Geier is the founder and CEO of NoWiresSecurity, which helps businesses easily protect their Wi-Fi with enterprise-level encryption by offering an outsourced RADIUS/802.1X authentication service. He is also the author of many networking and computing books, for brands such as For Dummies and Cisco Press.

This article was originally published on Oct 15, 2010
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