NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets

NetworkManager 1.7.2 is out and it’s a development release that lets us get an early taste of what’s coming in the stable NetworkManager 1.8 build. Among the biggest new features added so far, we can mention support for handling PINs for PKCS#11 tokens as secrets and implementation of an MTU property for both CDMA and GSM connections. There’s also a new option that allows users to disable selected Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions during EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) phase 1 authentication, as well as support for configuring the 802.1x authentication timeout to allow for faster fallback to other available network connections.