FreeRadius/eDirectory/802.1X authentication issue

Newall, Bryce bnewall at
Wed Jun 11 19:44:49 CEST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: at
> [mailto:freeradius-users-
> at] On Behalf Of Alan
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:30 AM
> To: FreeRadius users mailing list
> Subject: Re: FreeRadius/eDirectory/802.1X authentication issue
> >  We need to have FreeRADIUS speak LDAP
> > with Novell eDirectory, and be able to authenticate wireless clients
> > using EAP-TLS (or even EAP-TTLS, but we're using TLS right now).
>   Er... EAP-TLS means that it won't normally do user lookups in LDAP.

See why I say I don't know a whole lot about how all this works?? :)  So
it sounds like I don't even need LDAP, but it's helpful for at least
testing the RADIUS configuration with a program like NTRadPing to make
sure it's working correctly before jumping into the EAP-TLS setup.

>   And you should ugprade to 2.0.5.  It makes 1.1.0 look as bad as IAS.

SLES 10 SP2 still ships with FreeRADIUS 1.1.0.  Go figure.  Any
suggestions as to where to find some good HOWTO docs?  I went through
the FreeRADIUS Wiki, but it wasn't very complete.


Bryce Newall
Systems Administrator
Poway Unified School District
(858) 679-2576
bnewall at

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