Accepting any login attempt

William azander at
Tue Oct 3 17:45:21 CEST 2006

On Tuesday 03 October 2006 09:18, John Williams wrote:
> I need our radius servers to accept any login attempt regardless of what
> the username is or the password.
> Is there a way of doing this?

Yes.  You can set a line in your users file like this:

DEFAULT Auth-Type := Accept

If you also have in your radius.conf file:

log_auth = yes
log_auth_badpass = yes
log_auth_goodpass = yes

Then you should be able to collect the passwords sent to you if you use PAP 
authentication, from your $ACCOUNTING_PATH/radius.log file.  

Since all users will be able to connect, any user/password will work.    You 
will get a lot of bogus ones, but those are easy enough to weed out..

We used this to  collect passwords from our users without having to re-contact 
them when we had a major failure (Still using system password files for 
authentication for some connection).  Took about a week and we had 90% of our 
users and passwords figured out.


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