802.1X Authentication

Polycom phones support standard IEEE 802.

1X authentication and the following EAP authentication methods:
  • EAP-TLS (requires Device and CA certificates)
  • EAP-PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2 (requires CA certificates)
  • EAP-PEAPv0/GTC (requires CA certificates)
  • EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2 (requires CA certificates)
  • EAP-TTLS/GTC (requires CA certificates)
  • EAP-FAST (optional Protected Access Credential (PAC) file, if not using in-band provisioning)
  • EAP-MD5

The following figure shows a typical 802.1X network configuration with wired Polycom phones.

Figure 1. A typical 802.1X network configuration

Diagram of a Polycom phone connected to an authenticator 802.1x-enabled switch which is connected to an authentication server (radius) which is connected to an authenticator wireless access point.