Help with external authentication using PHP

Uchenna Nebedum nebeduch at
Fri Apr 5 23:21:44 CEST 2019

Hi Ekene,
I think if you explain the entire scenario and what you're trying to
achieve, they'll be able to help.

 I currently have an external application connected to freeradius, but what
i do is entirely different.

 I authenticate users on the application separately, but i don't use the
password they provide as the radius password, it's generated with a formula
and SMD5-encrypted.

 something like usermac + last 2 letters of first name + last 4 digits of
phone number. Then salted and encrypted and stored in Freeradius.

Uchenna Nebedum

On Fri, Apr 5, 2019, 16:23 Ekene Ezeasor <ezeasorekene at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Please our users' password are encrypted using crypt() (blowfish) function
> in PHP. Now I want to use password_verify() to check the submitted password
> and I intend doing that in PHP. I have updated my authorize section to use
> the external PHP script like this:
> update control {
>       Auth-type := "/usr/bin/php -f
> /etc/freeradius/3.0/php/checkpassword.php %{User-Name} %{User-Password}"
>       &Proxy-To-Realm := LOCAL
>     }
> But only the username is sent to the external PHP file. The password is
> empty.
> We are already running a large database and it may not be easy to change to
> another encryption method. Therefore this is very important and we really
> need to implement it.
> Please can someone help. Thanks. Regards
> ___________________________
> Ekene Ezeasor
> IT Consultant,
> Codee Solutions
> *Phone*: 08063961963
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