Accepting any login attempt

Peter Nixon listuser at
Tue Oct 3 18:42:16 CEST 2006

On Tue 03 Oct 2006 18:45, William wrote:
> 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.

Even better you can do something like the following:

post-auth {
        Post-Auth-Type REJECT {
                # Log rejects into database

We use this to log failed auths directly into sql. I believe you should be 
able to do the same thing for ACCEPT :-)

Note: It uses the "postauth_query" in the sql config file...



Peter Nixon
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