How to suppress "802.1x authentication failure" message

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  • 30-Jul-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003 4.91 Support Pack 4 Login
Novell Client for Windows 2000/XP/2003 4.91 Support Pack 5 Login


In some situtations, it is desireable to suppress error messages relating to 802.1x authentication failures, such as  for machines which occassionally login using a wired connection.


Beginning with LOGINW32.DLL dated 02Jan2008 (first included in 491psp4_login_4.exe), an option was added 
to arbitrarily suppress 802.1x authentication failure messages. The required registry setting is:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Novell\Login\Tab Settings\EAP]

If this value is absent or set to 0x00000000, the 802.1x authentication failure messages will be presented.
If this value is set to 0x00000001, the failure prompts will not be presented, and the default action will be to
attempt proceeding with eDirectory login as though no 802.1x failure had occurred.

Additional Information

Note that the "Tab Settings" subkey doesn't normally exist, and will need to be created along with the "EAP" subkey.  Do not 
be misled by the similarly-named "TabInfo" subkey in that same area.