WiAuthenticatoris Satyav Networks embedded authenticator or can
also called as embedded radius client for EAP. It can fit into any
embedded Wireless or Wifi device. It has small memory footprint and
taking care of small embedded device constrains and compatible with
latest standard. WiAuthenticator can be used on wifi and wireless
devices and access point to gain the access of network with EAP
authentication and RADIUS Server in the backend.
An authenticator is a LAN port that enforces authentication before
allowing access to services that are accessed through the port. For
wireless connections, the authenticator is the logical LAN port on a
wireless access point (AP) through which wireless clients gain
access to the wired network. Authenticator mainly runs on access
point, router or network switches.
Satyav Network’s WiAuthenticator modules can be run on any wireless
or wired server side station and can be integrated with any hardware
or OS dependent platform. It is ready to use with any EAP methods.
It also unpacks EAP packets from 802.1x client and packs it into
RADIUS to pass to the authentication server. It can be used as a
server to pass-through device between supplicant and backend
authentication server (RADIUS). It also supports framework for
802.11i key and WEP key management.
Satyav Networks WiAuthenticator can be used by OEM, network devices
manufactures and embedded devices. Stack is available in source as
well as binary form.
Following figure shows the Authenticator role in 802.1x based
Authentication process with third party supplicant and RADIUS.