Unknown username and password matching

Dan Strong danstrong_01 at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Apr 11 14:35:06 CEST 2019

Thanks Matthew, I think I'm following.

Do you have an example to help? I'mcurrently just getting to grips with Freeradius. I can see the below commented out. Your saying that below I can add my own attributes such as Cisco-AVPair and it will look for this rather than username or password?

key = %{%{Stripped-User-Name}:-%{User-Name}}

My question is, under the syntax of the users file. Would I still need users to be present with attributes attached to them, even if username is ignored?

From: Freeradius-Users <freeradius-users-bounces+danstrong_01=hotmail.co.uk at lists.freeradius.org> on behalf of Matthew Newton <mcn at freeradius.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:07 AM
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Subject: Re: Unknown username and password matching

On Thu, 2019-04-11 at 10:11 +0000, Dan Strong wrote:
> So what I'm asking is can we ignore the username and password that
> comes through, and just match the psk?
> Can you have something like Username is the CISCO-AVPair = PSK
> attribute or something?

You can configure the files module to look up a different attribute
rather than User-Name. See the "key" configuration option.

I would look at extracting the PSK from the Cisco-AVPair with a regex
and put it into another attribute, then use that as the key. Saves
confusion if you get multiple Cisco-AVPair attributes.


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