How to access Chap-Password

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Sat Apr 20 01:30:55 CEST 2013

On 19 Apr 2013, at 18:25, Mehdi Ravanbakhsh <babakco at> wrote:

> Dear Aran
> i use it but i get  somthing like " 0x01d05f68bae38dd2c96c5ede1b62a15efc"
> I need password that user input in connection...  what is that parameter ?

You can't retrieve the Clear-Text password from a CHAP-Password attribute, that's the point.

If you have access to a reference copy of the user's password the server can perform the same hashing, and compare the output with the value provided in CHAP-Password.


Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
FreeRADIUS Development Team

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