jonathan.anthony at siliconsafe.com
Mon Nov 27 11:01:57 CET 2017
Thank you Alan for your help.
I am still a little confused. What we are doing is that we have a secure box for storing, initially usernames and passwords using our own built hardware/software.
1. We want to write a "plug-in" which I assume will be a module, so that when authenticating a user, it will send a command to our box. The box returns simply yes or no depending if the password matches. I thought rlm_pap authenticates using the flat users file. So we assumed that if we modified pap, this would work. Sorry if this is stupid question but I have just started with Radius
2. Say our authentication is called SNAP. How does the radius server select our module to authenticate. I did notice a "hints" file but not sure how this will work.
From: Freeradius-Devel [mailto:freeradius-devel-bounces+jonathan.anthony=siliconsafe.com at lists.freeradius.org] On Behalf Of Alan DeKok
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2017 5:01 PM
To: FreeRadius developers mailing list <freeradius-devel at lists.freeradius.org>
Subject: Re: Compiling modules
On Nov 24, 2017, at 10:04 AM, Jonathan Anthony <jonathan.anthony at siliconsafe.com> wrote:
> I have downloaded the source code and built and installed freeradius
> 3.0.16 on Ubuntu 17.
> I want to create new modules. I have only found good info on one site
> "Creating modules for FreeRADIUS v3.0.x". Any pointers to other sites
> - I have only just started working with Radius.
It has some example code for doing things.
> My main question, do I have to full radius compile, build and install again.
That's the easiest way.
> Is there a way of just compiling the module so that the server will
> pick it up? For example I want to make a small change in the rlm_pap.c
If the pre-built binary is from the same source you're using, then you should be able to just modify the module.
But you can't mix & match from (say) a debian package of 3.0.15, and your own custom rlm_pap.
And why make changes to rlm_pap? Unlang can do most of what you need. And if you need something else, maybe other people need it too, and therefore sending the patches back would be useful.
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