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

Alan DeKok aland at
Fri Jul 9 18:12:05 CEST 2010

Daniel Gomes wrote:
>>>  we are currently and successfully using it to
>>> authenticate other services).\
>>    Using PAP passwords.  
> Actually these application are probably just binding with the user's
> credentials, but that's not relevant here.

  <sigh>  That's what I meant.

> Well, it doesn't help me much if you say you know the problem and its
> solution, but then don't tell me how to fix it.

  OpenLDAP has documentation on how to make it return passwords when an
LDAP client asks for them.  We don't tend to copy that documentation here.

> And I know I'm not the
> first one to have these issues, I started from the beginning by saying
> that I read everything I could find about it on the Internet, tried to
> fix the problem many times and only then I came here, asking for help.
> Sorry for wasting your time!... And btw, your aggressive attitude
> doesn't really help anyone.

  Sorry... but when you ask for help, you shouldn't argue with the
answers.  Especially when it's clear that you're asking for help because
you don't know what's going wrong.

  Education can be a painful process.

> Anyway, after getting it to work with PAP, I followed nf-vale's solution
> (adding the ntPassword and lmPassword attributes to LDAP) and now it's
> also working with MS-CHAP. Thanks for the great tip!!

  That's good to hear.

  Alan DeKok.

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