FreeRADIUS without Universal Password
Jason C Brown
jasonbrown at ferris.edu
Thu Feb 5 17:44:37 CET 2009
I had to ask, I have people telling me that this is a limitation of
only FreeRADIUS and not all RADIUS servers in general. There is a
concern that the UP is being stored in clear text in Novell and we
need to turn off that service and only use simple password. Since I
am no Novell admin I really do not have a clue if we can encrypt the
UP that is stored on the server or what other implications there are
in turning off UP.
Jason Brown - RHCT, Security+, Linux+, Network+
Enterprise Technology Services
Ferris State University
On Feb 5, 2009, at 1:48 AM, Alan DeKok wrote:
> Jason C Brown wrote:
>> Do you by chance know if every RADIUS server acts the same way? For
>> instance would Steel Belted RADIUS require the use of UP as well?
> Please read this explanation again:
>>> The Novell password is not stored as an attribute unless Universal
>>> password is enabled. It exists in eDirectory, can be created/
>>> modified by
>>> ldap as userpassword but cannot be returned in an ldap search.
> The password can't be seen by *any* RADIUS server until it's stored
> a Universal password.
> This is a limitation of Novell's LDAP server, and applies to all LDAP
> clients, whether they are RADIUS servers, command-line clients, web
> servers, or anything else.
> Alan DeKok.
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