How to connect to a WiFi network using networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 ssid password without using the password in plaintext?

  • Is your station encrypting the channel? Use WPA2-AES,WPA2-TKIP, WEP? See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_Key_Integrity_Protocol for another good possibility. – somebody Jun 23 at 8:10
  • networksetup -setairportnetworkis a macOS-specific command, tag added. Also it looks like the options supported by the networksetup command are highly dependent on macOS version, so please identify which macOS version(s) you're asking about. – telcoM Jun 23 at 16:46

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