Freeradius doesn't detect EAP when authenticating against MySQL

Alan DeKok aland at
Tue Oct 23 05:22:19 CEST 2007

preem wrote:
> I have a simillar problem with EAP-MD5 authenticating against MySQL
> DataBase.
> 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.

  Alan DeKok.

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