More advanced products are available for larger enterprises where key management issues make straight WPA impractical. For example, 802.1x technology allows administrators to require individual user authentication against a centralized authentication service, such as Active Directory. Such a mechanism facilitates the management of authorization privileges. Devices that don't support 802.1x may use "captive portal" mechanisms -- similar...
to those found in hotels -- to manage authentication through a Web-based interface.
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