protected (sharedKey) Element

The protected (sharedKey) element indicates whether a shared key is encrypted.

<xs:element name="protected"

The element is defined by the sharedKey element.


For Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, protected always has a value of TRUE if the profile was retrieved from the profile store (for example, by calling WlanGetProfile).

For profiles intended for use on Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3) or Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), protected must have a value of FALSE.


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


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

See also

Definition context of element in schema


Possible immediate parent element in schema instance

sharedKey (security)