Freeradius doesn't detect EAP when authenticating against MySQL
aland at deployingradius.com
Tue Oct 23 05:22:19 CEST 2007
> I have a simillar problem with EAP-MD5 authenticating against MySQL
> Whatever i do, it won't accept password, which is stored in the MySQL db
> using MD5('') function. However, if i send a password's hash as password it
> accepts it, which indicates something is not hashing password before
> comparing to the hash in the db.
EAP-MD5 requires access to the clear-text password. MD5 hashed
passwords are not appropriate.
> I do not understand, should the Windows XP's supplicant encrypt password
> prior to sending, or does it send it in cleartext and the radius encrypts
> before comparing?
There is no encryption of the password. It is hashed. The details
aren't important. Read the above web page for compatibility issues.
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