Security question regarding hiding the WIFI configuration username and password

Andre Campos Rodovalho andre.rodovalho at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 13:39:37 UTC 2015


You might want a Key Manager. It stores the ciphered passwords to use later
on... I know there is gnome-keyring for Gnome and kwallet for KDE. I guess
it is opitional to use gnome-keyring with network-manager (nm-applet)...

I could not find anything about activating it, googling it I only see
people trying to get rid of it on Ubuntu.

Another better way to ensure network security is to apply MAC filter (a
list of allowed hardware). Password in this case is optional...


2015-06-16 10:15 GMT-03:00 Marc Tremblay <mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca>:

>  Good morning,
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> At our school board we have been converting all our older technology to
> Lubuntu. Our network manager has brought up a problem that he views as a
> security risk. He is not familiar with Linux and does not really like
> having these devices on our network.
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> In Network connections, users are able to access the network connections
> for the WIFI, click on edit and then click show password to see the
> credentials used for the WIFI access. In the case where the device belongs
> to one individual that’s not a problem but we have a many class sets of
> devices used by many students and we don’t want them to see the WIFI
> credentials and share them with friends etc..
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> I know this is probably very simple but is there a way to have the network
> connections section password protected? In most cases when you try to
> modify settings and install programs you are prompted for a password.
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> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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