Techniques are presented herein that allow devices to automatically discover the correct enterprise wireless network to connect to, and securely onboard against that network, without manual provisioning of network information or credentials on the devices. This enables secure deployment of devices at scale on enterprise wireless networks. Minor enhancements to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 are described to enable this flow. Unlike Wi-Fi Alliance® Device Provisioning Protocol (DPP), the techniques presented herein are lightweight and do not include additional messaging overhead between the client device (STA) and Access Point (AP).
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Friel, Owen; Lear, Eliot; Henry, Jerome; and Orr, Stephen, "ZERO-TOUCH BOOTSTRAP OF A NETWORK CONNECTED DEVICE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 28, 2019)