FreeRadius different authorization and authentication methods

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Aug 30 18:52:38 CEST 2005

Jason Carr <jcarr at> wrote:
> I'm attempting to use a FreeRadius server for authentication of wireless
>  using 802.1x.  I would also like to use a SQL database for
> authorization.  I've done some limited testing without success.  It
> looks like the authorization method also is the authentication method,

  No, they're completely independent.

> for example if I use sql for the authorization and eap for the
> authentication, the authentication request fails:
> modcall[authorize]: module "sql" returns ok for request 1
> modcall: group authorize returns ok for request 1
> auth: type Local

  Don't set "Auth-Type := Local".

  The server doesn't do this by default, so it must be something in
your site's configuration.

  Alan DeKok.

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