No authenticate method (Auth-Type) configuration found for the request: Rejecting the user

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Apr 23 09:21:27 CEST 2010

Johnny R wrote:
>     * is the cipher login/password which comes from CopSpot(or any
>       captive portal) deciphered before ipcop sends it to
>       freeradius-server? (It's a kind of question which can not be asked
>       here but ... never know)

  I have no idea what that means.

>     * the authentication type set in ipcop is just "radius" (and its
>       ip), so I don't understand why the packet contains CHAP?

  <shrug> Go ask the ipcop people.

> according
> to,
> centralizing the authentication in samba will work fine, but I want to
> do it against ldap. I think, what's wrong here is that I added users by
> smbldap-useradd, not simply ldapadd (which won't work actually, it says:
> "invalid credentials") ... 
>     * So how can I force freeradius to use pap

  You can't.  The NAS (ipcop) determines what to put in the
Access-Request, not FreeRADIUS.

  You need to put the clear-text password into the database.  That's the
only thing you can do to FreeRADIUS which will help.

> (to be able to
>       authenticate it against ldap) even the passwd/login is tls
>       ciphered (from chilispot)????I m really convinced that that's not
>       possible, even senseless but I have to know why ...

  I have no idea what that means.

> Finally, once again, I really want to thank the list for your
> availability, the freeradius dev. team, because this is a success for
> the open source community.
> Thanks,

  It's what I do...

  Alan DeKok.

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