Authenticate users against the passwd module?

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Sep 19 17:05:56 CEST 2006

Scott Lambert <lambert at> wrote:
> I am trying to get the ability to authenticate users from a few
> different password databases on the same server.

  But the database doesn't actually perform the authentication...

> radiusd.conf: "passwd" modules aren't allowed in 'authenticate' sections -- they
>  have no such method.
> radiusd.conf[1919] Failed to parse "myshadow" subsection. 
> Maybe that's a bug in 1.1.2?

  No.  It's intentional.  The "passwd" module pulls passwords from a
file.  Another module does the actual comparison.

  In 1.1.3, you may have to set 'Auth-Type := Crypt'.  In the CVS
head, this is done automatically via the PAP module.

  Alan DeKok.
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