iOS: Install profiles with CA Certificates to simplify enterprise Wi-Fi connection process

For a number of enterprise Wi-Fi connection types, IT administrators will deploy profiles they create with iPhone Configuration Utility to automate and/or restrict user Wi-Fi connections. Including the CA Certificate for these connections will remove the users' need to verify that they trust the Certificate(s) provided each time they reconnect to Wi-Fi. CA Certificates and Trust settings can be provided within configuration profiles.


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 Within the iPhone Configuration Utility, create a new profile and add a CA Certificate on the Credentials tab:



Then, on the Wi-Fi tab, configure appropriate settings for your enterprise. Take care to specify Trusted Certificates and Trusted Server Certificate Names, as well as setting Allow Trust Exceptions as preferred for your enterprise.


Proper configuration of certificate trusts and inclusion of CA Certificates within configuration profiles can ease enterprise users' connections to enterprise Wi-Fi networks, reduce user interaction to verify trusts when connecting, and provide better security and control with regard to Wi-Fi access.

Find additional information on configuration profiles and the iPhone Configuration Utility.

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