EAP and non-EAP on same port?

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Jul 3 16:45:11 CEST 2013

On 03/07/13 15:29, Bruce Bauman wrote:
> Right now we have freeradius configured so that EAP and non-EAP are
> handled by separate virtual servers which are listening on separate
> virtual ports.
> We'd like to simplify our configuration and use the same port for both.
> I've looked through the documentation without much success.
> Does anyone have an example configuration of this?

The default config handles both eap and non-EAP just fine. You just list 
the "eap" and other auth modules ("mschap", "pap", "chap") in authorize 
and authenticate, and pull the password info from LDAP/SQL/files as per 

However, it's likely you mean something more than the simple config 
you've specified. Can you be more specific about what is unclear to you?

If you want to do some logic conditional on whether the request is EAP 
or not, you can do this;

authorize {
   if (EAP-Message) {
     # we're an EAP request
   else {
     # we're non-eap


And of course, the inner EAP auth can be sent to a virtual server - see 
the sample "eap.conf" that comes with the server.

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