OS X 10.4 server install

Alan DeKok aland at deployingradius.com
Mon Apr 2 20:24:48 CEST 2007

Glen Page wrote:
> I am new to FreeRadius. 
> I have downloaded and installed FreeRadius on my 10.4 server machine and
> now need some pointers on getting it working.
> I downloaded the Radius installer (FreeRadius for OS X) from
> StellarRADIUS and ran the installer.
> Now I need pointers for where to go next. The machine that I have
> installed FreeRadius on is my OpenDirectory (LDAP) master. My hope is to
> be able to get FreeRadius to authenticate users against the LDAP so that
> I can control who uses our wireless network.

  Then you don't want to authenticate users against LDAP.


  You want FreeRADIUS to read the clear-text passwords from LDAP, and
then do the authentication itself.  Remember, LDAP is a database, not an
authentication server.  FreeRADIUS is an authentication server, not a

  The O'Reilly OpenLDAP book has a good chapter on getting LDAP working
with FreeRADIUS.  I recommend reading it.

  Alan DeKok.
  http://deployingradius.com       - The web site of the book
  http://deployingradius.com/blog/ - The blog

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