SSH authendication with radius server fails if the user does not exist in radius client

Ivan Kalik tnt at
Wed Jun 17 16:14:12 CEST 2009

> So it looks like the radius client is not sending the password to radius
> server if the user does not exist in local machine.

Yes, that's how PAM works. It can't authenticate users that don't exist
locally (think about it - if user/group is not defined locally what will
user be able to access on the machine). Nothing to do with radius.

Ivan Kalik
Kalik Informatika ISP

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