No authenticate method (Auth-Type) found for the request

Alan DeKok aland at
Thu Jan 17 18:17:01 CET 2013

Beeblebrox wrote:
> I know you guys have received tons of e-mail with the same title, but I
> am just unable to fix this - sorry.
> Today I setup freeradius on a fresh install OpenWRT router. I found some
> tutorials, this one among them:

  Why not follow the documentation that comes with the server?

  The web page has a long series of instructions for creating
certificates.  Whoever wrote it wasted your time, and his.

  The directory "raddb/certs" has a README.  That explains in
EXCRUCIATING detail the simplest way to make certificates for the
server.  It's really not rocket science.

> The "initial radius test" and the "initial wifi radius test" were
> successful and I connected to the router. Later I did something wrong
> and now I am getting:
> : Info: +- entering group authorize {...}
> : Info: [eap] No EAP-Message, not doing EAP
> : Info: ++[eap] returns noop
> : Info: ++[files] returns noop
> : Info: [pap] WARNING! No "known good" password found for the user.
> Authentication may fail because of this.
> : Info: ++[pap] returns noop
> : Info: ERROR: No authenticate method (Auth-Type) found for the request:
> Rejecting the user
> : Info: Failed to authenticate the user.

  The whole point of running in debugging mode is to READ IT.  The rest
of the information (deleted here) is useful, too.

> I have only modified: clients.conf and users.  I have also generated new
> certificates (per tutorial) and maybe this is where the problem is?

  The incoming request doesn't use certificate authentication.  It's
using password authentication.

  1) what client did you use to send the Access-Request?

  2) what is in the Access-Request?

  3) Why did you send the Access-Request?

  4) What did you expect would happen?

> I also edited eap.conf section:
> 	private_key_password = mypass
> 	private_key_file = ${certdir}/server.key
> The service starts fine (radiusd -XX) but cannot authenticate even from
> localhost.
> I am not using LDAP / SQL or any other backend.
> Please give me some ideas on how I can debug the error.

  Follow the instructions, among other things.  I don't like repeating
myself, but I'm a bit at a loss for what else to do.

  Alan DeKok.

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