Old password 'grace period'

John Kane john.kane at prodeasystems.com
Wed Jun 24 22:07:27 CEST 2009

I was hoping that would not be your response :)

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> bounces+john.kane=prodeasystems.com at lists.freeradius.org] On Behalf Of
> A.L.M.Buxey at lboro.ac.uk
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> Subject: Re: Old password 'grace period'
> Hi,
> > [JK] Tried that earlier Alan.  Seems whenever is set ok = return, we
> > process no further.  Here's the logs from a 'radtest', where
> testRadOld
> > is entered as the password (testRad is the new password, testRadOld
> is
> > the old password in the DB).  We see the first query, where there is
> a
> > password mismatch, but the second query never happens (it does in
> other
> > configuration settings, but I never see it compare BOTH passwords to
> > what was received):
> ooh. me sir, me sir!  (said whilst jumping around holding hand
> in the air.
> the SQL module is not doing the checking - its simply collecting
> the Cleartext-Password for that User-Name (and thus, if user
> exists its returning 'ok' - therefore the group returns ok
> > [sql_new] User found in radcheck table
> > rlm_sql (sql_new): Released sql socket id: 3
> > +++[sql_new] returns ok
> > ++- group  returns ok
> now, the PAP module kicks in - and that compares the value sent
> versus the value got from SQL....and so heres where it breaks.
> > [pap] login attempt with password "testRadOld"
> > [pap] Using clear text password "testRad"
> > [pap] Passwords don't match
> > ++[pap] returns reject
> ta da!
> so, what you've actually got to do is run the pap method twice.
> once for the user-name/password from sql_new and once for the
> user-name/password from sql_old.   one of those methods would
> work for a valid user....
> thats a funky bit of group/failover requirement that'll have to
> be cooked up...maybe
> group {
>   sql_new {
>   pap
>   ok = return
>   }
>   sql_old {
>   pap
>   ok = return
>   }
> }
> or something along those broken lines ;-)
> alan
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