Cleartext password between NAS and Radius Server

Alan DeKok aland at
Mon Jun 15 16:55:30 CEST 2009

kpani wrote:
> When we use PAP for user authentication, the password will be passed from
> user to NAS(radius client) as cleartext password. But how it is transmitted
> from NAS to Radius server. 1) As clear text password? or 2)  The password is
> encrypted using the secret keyword(used in both radius client & server) and
> decrypted using secret key in server. Please correct me. I am seeing
> different answers in web pages.



  Click on User-Password.

  Alan DeKok.

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