authentication (authEncryption) Element

The authentication (authEncryption) element specifies the authentication method to be used to connect to the wireless LAN.

<xs:element name="authentication">
    <xs:simpleType>
        <xs:restriction
            base="string"
        >
            <xs:enumeration
                value="open"
             />
            <xs:enumeration
                value="shared"
             />
            <xs:enumeration
                value="WPA"
             />
            <xs:enumeration
                value="WPAPSK"
             />
            <xs:enumeration
                value="WPA2"
             />
            <xs:enumeration
                value="WPA2PSK"
             />
        </xs:restriction>
    </xs:simpleType>
</xs:element>

The element is defined by the authEncryption element.

Remarks

The following table describes the enumeration values.

Value Description
open Open 802.11 authentication.
shared Shared 802.11 authentication.
WPA WPA-Enterprise 802.11 authentication.
WPAPSK WPA-Personal 802.11 authentication.
WPA2 WPA2-Enterprise 802.11 authentication.
WPA2PSK WPA2-Personal 802.11 authentication.

 

For more information about 802.11 authentication methods, see the WPA, 802.1X, and 802.11i specifications.

Examples

To view sample profiles that use the authentication element, see Wireless Profile Samples.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP3 [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Redistributable
Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with SP2

See also

Definition context of element in schema

authEncryption

Possible immediate parent element in schema instance

authEncryption (security)