Configuring LEAP authentication
LEAP authentication is a proprietary authentication method that was developed by Cisco® Systems. LEAP authentication provides one-side, server-based authentication between an enterprise Wi-Fi® network and Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry® devices and provides per-client dynamic generation of WEP keys and automatic WEP key updates during a session.
BlackBerry devices support LEAP authentication that uses a user name and password. You must distribute the user name and password using a Wi-Fi profile that you assign to user accounts. BlackBerry devices use a one-way function to encrypt passwords before they send the passwords to the authentication server.
For more information about how the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution supports LEAP authentication, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Security Technical Overview.
Configure LEAP authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile
If your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 smartphones, you must configure a user name and password using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
- On the wireless access point, configure the LEAP settings to accept SSID association requests from users that have the credentials that you specify, or to identify the authentication server that the Wi-Fi® eanbled BlackBerry® devices use to verify user credentials. For more information, see the documentation for the access points.
- Configure strong password policies if Wi-Fi network authentication uses LEAP authentication.
- In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.
- Click Manage WLAN sets.
- Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to change.
- Click Edit configuration set.
- On the WLAN set data tab, perform the following actions:
- Click Save all.