authenticate via etc/shadow intead of users

Alan Buxey A.L.M.Buxey at
Mon Mar 21 23:36:14 CET 2011


>    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.

it CAN store the passwords in clear text - it can also have them encrypted eg SHA1
(man rlm_pap) - but it depends what type of authentication you want to use.
you can also store in NThash format (which will give you better compatibility)


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