WPA2 / WPA3 Enterprise authentication

WPA-Enterprise uses TKIP with RC4 encryption, while WPA2-Enterprise adds AES encryption. WPA3 uses Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) to provide stronger defenses against password guessing. SAE is a secure key establishment protocol. WPA3-Enterprise provides additional protections for networks transmitting sensitive data by offering the equivalent of 192-bit cryptographic strength.

Use the following guidelines to configure WPA2 or WPA3 Enterprise authentication.

Except for Apple TV, WPA2 Enterprise is applicable to iOS 8.0 or supported newer versions.

WPA3 Enterprise is applicable to iOS 13.0 or supported newer versions.


Table 48.   Wi-Fi WPA2 / WPA3 enterprise authentication Field description



Network Name (SSID)

Enter the name (i.e., service set identifier) of the Wi-Fi network these settings apply to. This field is case sensitive.



Enter additional text to clarify the purpose of this group of Wi-Fi settings.

Hidden Network

Select this option if the SSID is not broadcast.


Select one:

WPA2 Enterprise

WPA2 Enterprise (iOS 8 or later except Apple TV)

WPA3 Enterprise (iOS 13 or later)

Data Encryption

This feature is not supported on iOS devices.

User Name

Specify the variable to use as the user name when establishing the Wi-Fi connection. See WPA2 / WPA3 Enterprise authentication.


Specify the variable to use and any necessary custom formatting for the Wi-Fi password. The default variable selected is $PASSWORD$.

Enter additional variables or text in the text box adjacent to the Password field. Entries in this text box are kept hidden and will not be visible to any Ivanti EPMM administrator.

If you specify $PASSWORD$, also enable Save User Password under Settings > System Settings > Users & Devices > Registration.

All variables and text up to the last valid variable will be visible. Anything after the last valid variable will not be visible. The valid variable may appear in either of the password fields. Valid variables are variables in the drop-down list.

Apply to Certificates

Configure this field with the CA certificate needed to validate the Identity Certificate presented by the Wi-Fi Access Point. It is not the CA certificate needed to validate the Identity Certificate sent to the device in the Wi-Fi configuration.

Trusted Certificate Names

If you did not specify trusted certificates in the Apply to Certificates list, then enter the names of the authentication servers to be trusted. You can specify a particular server, such as server.mycompany.com or a partial name such as *.mycompany.com.


Allow Trust Exceptions

Select this option to let users decide to trust a server when the chain of trust can’t be established. To avoid these prompts, and to permit connections only to trusted services, turn off this option and upload all necessary certificates.

Use Per-connection Password

Select this option to prompt the user to enter a password each time the device connects to the Wi-Fi network.

EAP Type

Select the authentication protocol used:







You can make multiple selections.

If you select EAP-FAST, then you also need to specify the Protected Access Credential (PAC).

If you select TLS, then you must specify an Identity Certificate.

If you select TTLS, then you must also specify the Inner Identity Authentication Protocol. You may optionally specify an Outer Identity.


Connects To

Select Internet or Work.

Apple Settings


For macOS only. Select one of the following distribution options:

Device channel - the configuration is effective for all users on a device. This is the typical option.

User channel - the configuration is effective only for the currently registered user on a device.

Auto Join

Specifies whether devices should automatically join the corresponding Wi-Fi network. If this option is not selected, device users must tap the network name on the device to join the network.

Disable Captive Network Detection

Select to disable Apple's Captive Network Assistant, which automatically detects captive networks. When this option is selected, device users must manually open a web browser to trigger the portal login for the captive network.

This feature is supported on devices running iOS 10 and macOS 10 or supported newer versions.

Disable MAC address randomization

Select to disable MAC address randomization for that Wi-Fi network while associated with the network. Device users will see a "Privacy Warning" message on their Wi-Fi settings indicating that the network has reduced privacy protections. Changing this option will disable the Private Address.

The device user will still have the ability to set the device to report a random address for new connections instead of the device's actual Wi-Fi MAC address.

Applicable to iOS 14.0 or supported newer versions.

Proxy Type

Specifies whether a proxy is configured, and which type. Available types are Manual and Auto.


Specifies the URL for the proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file.

Proxy Server

Specifies the proxy server’s IP address.


Enter a number between 1 and 100 to set the priority for the Wi-Fi setting, or leave the field blank.

If multiple Wi-Fi settings are applied, the device selects the Wi-Fi setting with the higher priority. Higher numbers signify higher priority.

Cisco QoS fast lane

Supported on devices running iOS or supported newer versions.

Restrict QoS marking

Select to restrict Cisco Quality of Service (QoS) "fast lane" prioritization to particular whitelisted iOS apps. Disabled by default, such that any iOS app may benefit from fast lane prioritization.

Disable L3 marking and only allow L2 marking for traffic sent to the Wi-Fi network

Select to mark traffic sent to the Wi-Fi network as L2 only.

Whitelist audio and video calls for L2 and L3 marking

Select to allow all voice and video calls to be marked as L2 and L3 traffic.

If you disable L3 marking and whitelist audio and video for L2 and L3 marking, then audio and video calls will be marked as L2 only.

Apps that will be whitelisted for L2 and L3 marking for traffic

Mark the check box to select specific apps you want to whitelist for L2 and L3 traffic marking.

Select the Add (+) button to add a row to the table of apps. A new row is added to the table. In the App Name column, select the drop-down list to select an App Catalog app.

Repeat for any other apps you want to whitelist for L2 and L3 traffic marking.

Android Settings

These settings apply only to Android devices.

Windows Settings

These settings apply only to Windows devices.