FreeRadius different authorization and authentication methods

Jason Carr jcarr at
Tue Aug 30 20:13:17 CEST 2005

Alan DeKok wrote:
> 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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I grepped for local in the raddb directory, and I'm not seeing anything
related to Auth-Type := Local in any config file.  I saw that I'm not
supposed to explicitly define Auth-Type := EAP, but perhaps this is what
I want?

Jason Carr
Carnegie Mellon University
Network Development

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