Selective Update of User-Name

Mike O'Connor freeradius at
Fri Aug 28 00:48:44 CEST 2009

John Morrissey wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 10:57:47PM +0930, Mike O'Connor wrote:
>> I need to Rewrite the User-Name of individual accounts to add a realm,
>> this would need to reliable up to at least 10000 users.
>> Does any one have any ideas on how this might be done, in a way that can
>> be updated with out restarting Freeradius ?
>> We do have some python code running in this proxy which might be able to
>> help.
> We're doing this with rlm_perl's authorize(). We change the values in
> %RAD_REQUEST and return RLM_MODULE_UPDATED in the handler. I would think
> rlm_python would be similar.
> If you need to change the list of users on the fly (is that what you mean by
> "with out restarting Freeradius"?), you could put your list of users into
> something like a Berkeley DB file and have the authorize handler check there
> for the username to determine whether to add the realm.
> john
Hi John

Thanks for your comments, I now see why the modules rlm_files and
rlm_fastusers do not adjust the username, they only return
RLM_MODULE_OK, where as rlm_preprocess returns RLM_MODULE_UPDATED.

This peice of information will allow a python module to be written.


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