Question about rlm-unix authentication

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Sep 30 16:54:56 CEST 2010

James S. Smith wrote:
> I'm trying to get FreeRadius to authenticate against the local server's usernames and passwords.  I have a fresh installation and I've confirmed that authentication is working with a test entry in the /etc/raddb/users file.  I've also tested authentication from another system and it works too.    I then try to authentication against a unix account I have on the system ("testrad").  It comes back as "Access-Reject", which seems to suggest it tried to look for the user account and felt it wasn't there and in the radiusd -X the unix module reports "notfound".   I've confirmed I can log in via Unix with this account, so it definitely works.  I also made a test program that makes the same calls as rlm_unix and it was able to successfully lookup the user account.

  Well.. if the user isn't found in /etc/passwd, then it isn't found.
There aren't too many reasons why a passwd lookup won't work.

  What about file/user permissions?

  Alan DeKok.

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