LDAP-FreeRadius-Cisco Switch-802.1x Fails.

Wassim Zaarour wassim.zaarour at navlink.com
Thu Apr 19 14:03:09 CEST 2012

Hi List,

I have set up Freeadius 2.1.10 to authenticate with ldap.
I have a cisco switch and using my Mac Laptop to connect.

If I try to connect using ldap credentials the authentication fails, though
the same credentials work if I use them with radtest on the localhost

If I try to connect using a username defined as clear text in the users
file, the authentication succeeds.

As I understood that ldap will only accept clear text passwords, I am
wondering why the radtest succeeds while connecting from the Mac OS fails,
is the Mac OS not sending the password in clear text?

I appreciate any help understanding this.

Wassim C. Zaarour
Systems & Network Engineer

NavLink (an AT&T Affiliated company)

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