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

Phil Mayers p.mayers at
Fri Dec 17 16:00:58 CET 2010

On 17/12/10 14:40, discgolfer72 wrote:
> Installed FreeRadius 2.1.8 to authenticate to an LDAP back end (eDirectory)
> Set it up per the document link below:
> Now I'm getting a No authenticate method error.  Output of radiusd -X below:
> Listening on proxy address * port 1814
> Ready to process requests.
> rad_recv: Access-Request packet from host port 3915, id=9,
> length=48
>          User-Name = "radadmin"
>          User-Password = "thepassword"
> +- entering group authorize {...}
> ++[preprocess] returns ok
> ++[chap] returns noop
> ++[mschap] returns noop
> [suffix] No '@' in User-Name = "radadmin", looking up realm NULL
> [suffix] No such realm "NULL"
> ++[suffix] returns noop
> [eap] No EAP-Message, not doing EAP
> ++[eap] returns noop
> ++[unix] returns notfound
> ++[files] returns noop
> ++[expiration] returns noop
> ++[logintime] returns noop
> [pap] WARNING! No "known good" password found for the user.  Authentication
> may fail because of this.
> ++[pap] returns noop
> No authenticate method (Auth-Type) configuration found for the request:

Note: the "ldap" module doesn't appear above.

> In the Novell Cool Solution link, they say to un-comment "ldap" in the
> authorize section of /etc/raddb/sites-enabled/inner-tunnel but I had a

"inner-tunnel" is used for the 2nd phase of EAP. Your debug above shows 
a PAP request, which is not EAP, so "inner-tunnel" isn't used.

If you are setting up to support EAP, use an EAP client for testing 
(google for "eapol_test")

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