rlm_ldap: Attribute "User-Password" is required forauthentication

melvin melvin.wong at muvee.com
Sun Jul 24 11:47:58 CEST 2005

Hi Kris,
Thanks for your reply. I will be very grateful if you could post your config 
entries to me. Many tks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kris Benson" <kbenson at sd57.bc.ca>
To: "FreeRadius users mailing list" <freeradius-users at lists.freeradius.org>
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: rlm_ldap: Attribute "User-Password" is required 

> >"melvin" <melvin.wong at muvee.com> wrote:
>>> Sorry as I am not an expert in radius but if I do not set "Auth-Type =
>>> how do I ensure that the authentication goes thru ldap.
>>  LDAP is an authentication server?  That's news to me.
>>> All the users have their passwords stored in ldap and therefore I
>>> hope to utilise the ldap to do the authentication.
>>  LDAP is a database.  Let FreeRADIUS read the passwords from LDAP,
>>and have FreeRADIUS do the authentication.
>>  FreeRADIUS is an authentication server.  LDAP is not.
> Hi Alan, Melvin,
> LDAP does provide some authentication -- through the 'BIND' statement.
> Incidentally, this is how the FreeRadius rlm_ldap module chooses to
> authenticate against an LDAP entry... it attempts to 'bind' to it, passing
> the username and password to LDAP.
> I have successfully integrated FreeRadius & LDAP -- I can get you my
> config entries if you would like.  It worked with OpenLDAP practically
> out-of-the-box.
> -kb
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> Kris Benson, CCP, I.S.P.
> Technical Analyst, District Projects
> School District #57 (Prince George)
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