freeradius and /etc/apsswd

Alan DeKok aland at
Wed Dec 22 08:15:47 CET 2010

gahn wrote:
> how could i use /etc/passwd to authenticate users?

  List "unix" in the "authorize" section of raddb/sites-available/default.

> here is my config in "users" and radiusd doesn't like it:
> doug    Service-Type := System

  That makes no sense.

>         Juniper-Local-User-Name = "ops"
> manpage for "radiusd" states:
> users  Here the users are defined. On a typical setup, this file mainly
>        contains  DEFAULT  entries  to  process  the  different types of
>        logins, based on hints from the hints  file.  Authentication  is
>        then based on the contents of the UNIX /etc/passwd file. However
>        it is also possible to define all users, and their passwords, in
>        this file.

  Well... that documentation is probably 6 years old.  Feel free to
submit updates.

  Alan DeKok.

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