RE: Security question regarding hiding the WIFI configuration username and password
golisp at centrum.sk
Tue Jun 16 19:06:16 UTC 2015
Yes, also that workaround can fix it.
But as you had written in second email, you are fixing acces to he internet in school. So, better will be solution to authorize notebooks and tablets for students using WPA Enterprise with Radius. Radius can be configured to allow only one internet conection per one student, with deny during hours when they are learning according to personal schedulle plan. Some universites in old continent are using similar setup.
PS:Regarding your original question (how to disable button "show password" in network manager), did you had try to mark "all users may connect to this network" and create desktop user for student? You can login using student account and check if that button will be available for students. Also tha workaround shall theoretically work if nothing has changed in past years. but none of both listed workarounds wil provide clean solution.
> Od: Marc Tremblay <mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca>
> Komu: Peter Golis <golisp at centrum.sk>, "'lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com'" <lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Dátum: 16.06.2015 16:48
> Predmet: RE: Security question regarding hiding the WIFI configuration username and password
This sounds interesting. So I would configure the WIFI through the terminal and the account credentials would not show up in the network connections GUI?
From: Peter Golis [mailto:golisp at centrum.sk]
Sent: June-16-15 10:03 AM
To: Marc Tremblay; 'lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com'
Subject: Re: Security question regarding hiding the WIFI configuration username and password
Did you had try to setup WiFi network manually without use of graphical network manager? This will avoid readability of password/passpharse if configuration will be readable only by OS.
> Od: Marc Tremblay <mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca <mtremblay at lbpsb.qc.ca>>
> Komu: "'lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com'" <lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com <lubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>>
> Dátum: 16.06.2015 15:16
> Predmet: Security question regarding hiding the WIFI configuration username and password
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.
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..
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.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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