FreeRADIUS without Universal Password

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Feb 5 18:35:58 CET 2009

Jason C Brown wrote:
> I had to ask, I have people telling me that this is a limitation of only
> FreeRADIUS and not all RADIUS servers in general.

  Novell's Border Manager likely doesn't need the UP, simply because it
uses secret Novell API's.

  Everyone else uses Universal passwords.  *Everyone*.

>  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.

  Storing the UP in clear text isn't a security issue.  Really.

  Alan DeKok.

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