authenticate via etc/shadow intead of users

Gary Gatten Ggatten at
Mon Mar 21 21:41:07 CET 2011

Yup - I *think* the "unix" module (*nix) is enabled by default, so it should just work.  Perhaps check your radiusd.conf and $radius/sites-enabled/default to ensure it's enabled.  But, I guess it may depend on what type of authentication requests you are speaking of.

From: at [ at] On Behalf Of Raheel Itrat
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 3:11 PM
To: freeradius-users at
Subject: RE: authenticate via etc/shadow intead of users

Thanks Alan, what I am actually trying to achieve is to authenticate users against our Linux /etc/shadow or /etc/password/ files. I don't want to use the USERS file as it stores passwords in clear text which is what we're trying to avoid.

> Hi,
> > I am a newbie to free radius, I need to know what changes are required in
> > radiusd.conf or any other file in order to authenticate clients requests
> > through local machine users(etc/passwd or etc/shadow) instead of making
> > users in the raddb/users file.
> add users to the system passwd/shadow file, ensure that the 'unix' module
> is enabled.
> answer based on the scarce info provided
> alan
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