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KB-4374: 802.1x Wi-Fi selection not appearing at login screen

Mac & PC Management Service ,  

12 April,16 at 11:07 AM

Applies to: Centrfiy DirectControl version 5.1.1 on Mac OS X 10.8 and higher


Multiple wifi profiles have been configured within the following GP:
  • Computer Configuration / Centrify Settings / Mac OS X Settings / 802.1X Settings / "Enable Machine Wi-Fi Profile"
The profiles are confirmed to be pushing out to the Mac systems and are visible in the following locations:
  • System Preferences > Profiles
  • System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi > [ Advanced... ] > 802.1X

When multiple 802.1x machine-certificate wifi profiles are setup, it is expected for a selection to be available at the login screen.

However no selection can be seen, how can this selection be made available at the login screen?


The wifi profile selection is only visible when the OS X login window is configured to "Name and password". This is a behaviour of OS X itself and not controlled by Centrify.

To switch the login window, configure the following option:
  • System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options > Display login window as: Name and password


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