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

kpani dhandu_k at
Wed Jun 17 17:20:26 CEST 2009

Thanks a lot Ivan for the clarification. I am feeling like working with you.

Do you mean the radius server can be only used for password authentication
in case of ssh/telnet? Can't we login using the centralized


Ivan Kalik wrote:
>> 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
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