Freeradius with LDAP backend for pptpd (via MS-CHAP)

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jul 9 14:04:48 CEST 2010

Daniel Gomes wrote:
> From the logs, and as I wrote on my initial cry for help, I could see
> that the password wasn't being found, I just couldn't puzzle out why...
> And yes, the users do have passwords on LDAP (we are using it to
> authenticate many other applications), and as I wrote down, radtest was
> working fine, so freeradius was able to authenticate users via LDAP.

  Let me guess: it's Active Directory.

  Active Directory is *not* a real LDAP server.  In order to
authenticate users with MS-CHAP, you will need to install Samba.

  See the Active Directory howto on

  Alan DeKok.

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