Using mschap authentication without EAP

Giuseppina Venezia giusy.venezia at
Thu Jul 20 13:47:13 CEST 2006

Sorry but my english is not so good, we need to implement a web-based login
(Chillispot + Apache) connected to FreeRadius. FreeRadius needs to read
informations on users using OpenLDAP.
We need an exclusively web-based authentication for clients, avoiding the
installation of external programs to check access like Xsupplicant. The
implementation works fine with a MySQL Database, but the question is if is
possible realize the same implementation using OpenLDAP instead of MySQL
keeping for clients the same web-based login criterions.
Thanks for your attention

On 7/20/06, Phil Mayers <p.mayers at> wrote:
> Giuseppina Venezia wrote:
> > Hi, i'm using freeradius-1.1.2 with openldap for storing users account,
> > for authenticate a WI-FI LAN.
> > I need of a transparent authentication method since for the clients are
> > heterogeneous so i can't use any type of EAP* authentication because I
> > cannot install Xsupplicant on every Client.
> If you mean 802.1x authentication, I don't think you understand how it
> works. All 802.1x (link layer) authentication methods use EAP, so all
> clients must have SOME kind of supplicant.
> Non-802.1x authentication is normally done via some kind of web-based
> login. Google for "captive portal" or "walled garden". The auth types
> you can use with a captive portal depend on the captive portal. See the
> docs for your portal.
> > Can I use mschap authentication for this and there are some specific
> > documentation ?,i've searched a lot but i haven't found exhaustive
> > documentation.
> > And if I cannot use mschap, are there others solution for wi-fi
> > authentication via LDAP?
> I'm afraid this doesn't make sense to me. Can you describe in more
> detail what you're trying to do?
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