Apple announces FreeRADIUS in Mac OSX Leopard

Stephan Budach stephan.budach at
Fri Aug 18 21:37:21 CEST 2006

Hi Nathan,

thanks for your replay - I really appreciate it. I have been busy  
myself with some other issues and had no time to dive deeper into FR  
on the Mac - but I will and I will also share any information I gain  
with the list.


Am 18.08.2006 um 18:48 schrieb Nathan Cable:

> Sorry about the long delay on the response.  I'll try to add  
> something of
> value to the discussion...
> The information on the page is dated, but it's accurate.  You can also
> ignore some of the information, as the current stable version of  
> FreeRadius
> seems to have everything set up and ready to go.  All you need to  
> do is
> enable the relevant sections of eap.conf (using the test certificates
> works), and add an entry for the base station in clients.conf.
> I don't run FR on a Mac server, but I did a quick test before  
> sending this
> email, and everything compiled fine.  Make sure you read the Mac  
> relevant
> docs in the /doc directory of the distribution - there's a couple of
> important notes about compiling.
> As for grouping the access points, check out /doc/Autz-type.  It  
> describes
> how to set up different realms.  I tried doing just that, but I  
> haven't had
> any success with it.  I'm going to do a separate post in the immediate
> future.
> Let me know if you've had any luck!
> Nathan
> On 8/13/06 1:22 AM, "Stephan Budach" <stephan.budach at> wrote:
>> Hi Nathan,
>> yes, the goal is to authenticate wireless users. I have already taken
>> a look at Andreas' web page, but the information seems a bit outdated
>> to me.
>> At this time I am wondering whether to go with darwinports'
>> freeradius package or with one of the other two installers. Actually
>> I can't figure out what this "experimental" opendirectory plugim is
>> about and if its part of the regular FreeRADIUS source.
>> The final setup I want to achieve is to have three groups of
>> Accesspoints, one for internal users, one for freelancers and one for
>> guests. The access to these accesspoints should be controlled by
>> three corresponding groups on our OpenDirectory server, without the
>> need to have these clients manually added to the clients file. Okay,
>> maintaining the clients file could be done with  a script as well.
>> Is this possible with FreeRADIUS?
>> Thanks,
>> Stephan
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