Freeradius in an AD environment on opensuse server

Murray, Elizabeth [DNR] Elizabeth.Murray at
Thu Aug 14 16:02:26 CEST 2008

Thanks.   Glad I didn't get this last night or I wouldn't have slept!!!

I will have multiple access points spread across a large geographic area that will authenticate to a series of Radius servers located in the internal network.  Any other suggestions would be appreciated.  I've got most of this in my head so I need to do some writing.  I'm here for 2 days then vacation.  I almost don't want to go because this has been such a frustrating task for me.

Thanks again.  Any more ideas would be appreciated.

Liz M

-----Original Message-----
From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Maurizio Cimaschi
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:44 PM
To: FreeRadius users mailing list
Subject: Re: Freeradius in an AD environment on opensuse server

Hi Liz,

Murray, Elizabeth [DNR] wrote:
> We’ve moved from a Novell eDirectory solution to . . . . Active Directory.

I'm not an AD expert, but they say (
) that AD is accessible using the LDAPv3 protocol; so it should be
possible to use it like any other LDAP server.

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

What do you mean with "to be secure" ?
Do you mean the connection between the radius server and the AD ?
Are you familiar with the SCHEMAs used in AD (I'm not, by the way) ?
Have you already planned the access rules that you will need on the AD
to complete the authentication/authorization procedure ?
(These are questions intented for yourself, in the first place).

> The
> ldap would be Microsoft and is on my domain controller.   I have
> websites using the ldap process but OR do I have to do that samba thing?

First of all, I think that you should take a moment to put down the
architecture that you're working with (just to have a complete picture),
your goals and the expertise that is available to you and/or your
collegues/organization. Then, you can start planning your setup.

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