Freeradius in an AD environment on opensuse server

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Aug 14 09:12:12 CEST 2008

Murray, Elizabeth [DNR] wrote:
> I’ve been struggling with this for months.

  That's always a bad sign.  If something goes wrong... ask.

>  I found a doc HOW TO on the
> opensuse website.  It says I have to use Samba in order to have the
> users authenticate.  For some reason every time I get that thing
> configured, it works for a few days then…it’s gone. 

  Computers aren't magic.  If data disappears, it's because something is
making it disappear.

> Can I set up freeradius to authenticate with ldaps and be secure?

  No.  Active Directory pretends to be an LDAP server.  But it doesn't
supply clear-text passwords when LDAP clients ask for them.  So... the
only way for FreeRADIUS to authenticate against AD is via Samba.

> I would really be grateful for any help you could give me.  I now have
> the radius server back to it’s original configuration….clean.  So I’m
> ready to do your bidding.

  See my web site for configuring FreeRADIUS && AD.

  Alan DeKok.

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