about adding new attributes

Ranjitsinh Wable wable at samsung.com
Mon Jul 25 14:38:28 CEST 2005

Dear Alan,

Thanks for the details.
I am bit new to this field so if I am asking very prelimnary questions then 
excuse me.
If I understood the concept, the addition of the new attribute will have 
following steps.
Correct me if I am wrong.

 1) Include the vendor specific file in the main dictionary file.
 2) Define the Vendor Name with code (How to get this code?)
(Do we need to add this vendor code in user config file when we want that 
attribute to be added in reply?)
 3) Define the Attibutes what you require
 4) Define the possible values for the attribute (Does is check for the 
wrong value set in the configuration file?)

If this is done then we can add the field in the request and response 
message respectively.

Now my question goes like this. Lets take an example

I want to send the username in the request. When the AAA server want to 
reply it
will attribute form a packet with the attibutes mentioned in the 'user' 
configuration file.

But say we want to add the attribute in the reply message whose value is 
based on the
already defined attribute? Does user need to take care of adding that 
attribute or we need to
modify the code to add such inteligence to the code? If yes then which file 
may need to change?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

Wable R. U.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan DeKok" <aland at ox.org>
To: "FreeRadius users mailing list" <freeradius-users at lists.freeradius.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:51 PM
Subject: Re: about adding new attributes

> Ranjitsinh Wable <wable at samsung.com> wrote:
>> I wanted to add one private attribute to the  Free Radius server.
>> So Let me know how should I will be going to do this.
>  Read the dictionary file, and "man dictionary"
>> 1) How to add the new attribute in the Dictionary
>  Read the dictionary file, and "man dictionary"
>> 2) Where I need to handle the parsing for it. (File name)
>  Once it's in the dictionary, it's just another attribute.  Read the
> documentation and examples.
>> 3) Where shall I handle the processing of attribute?
>  I have no idea what you mean by that.
>> Is there any standard mechanism to do it? Or
>> guidelines to do so?
>  The documentation?
>  Alan DeKok.
> -
> List info/subscribe/unsubscribe? See 
> http://www.freeradius.org/list/users.html

More information about the Freeradius-Users mailing list