I have a question concerning this post How do you configure Netplan on Ubuntu to store 802.1x credentials securely?

Because I am a nooby, I don't have the reputation to comment on posts and creating a new question is what the moderators suggested me.

I used the format password: hash:83...11 in my config file for netplan, but the file /run/netplan/wpa-enp0s31f6.conf still has quotes around the hash (it shouldn't).

(When I use the clear text password everything works fine!)

What am I doing wrong?

Cheers Jago


You are affected by https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/netplan.io/+bug/1819831 for which a fix is in progress.

Note that while the linked question speaks of storing credentials "securely", the hash that is stored in the config is plaintext-equivalent. If someone has this hash, they have everything they need to access this network. So hashing should be considered a mechanism only of hiding the actual text of the password, and not a mechanism for protecting your network connection.

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